Chicago's architecture is unparalleled. As the grand avenues of Paris are exemplary of the nineteenth century, and the canals of Venice of the Renaissance, so do the skyscrapers and neoclassical monuments represent modernity. The Chicago Architecture Foundation works to advance knowledge and public interest in architecture and design.
A small museum is located in the Santa Fe Building, itself a wonderful example of Chicago's architecture. Exhibitions change regularly, and have included a scale model of the city and an interactive program about the city's history. Lectures are held regularly. More than eighty tours are also available too, whether on foot, boat, bus, segway, or bicycle.
The museum will be of interest to architecture lovers, though there isn't much there. The tours are excellent, though. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining, and the city's architecture deserves a more in-depth look.
Address: 224 South Michigan Avenue
Admission: Free admission.