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    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Intro

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Intro

    Geoffrey traces the entire history of the skyscraper in the city where it was born.

    Intro

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Test Your Loop Knowledge

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Test Your Loop Knowledge

    The Chicago Loop got its name from?

    Test Your Loop Knowledge

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Test Your Loop Knowledge

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Test Your Loop Knowledge

    The "Chicago Window" is known for?

    Test Your Loop Knowledge

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer The Lost Loop: Sherman House Hotel

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    The Lost Loop: Sherman House Hotel

    The Sherman House Hotel has been rebuilt four times.

    The Lost Loop: Sherman House Hotel

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer The Lost Loop: Chicago Stock Exchange

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    The Lost Loop: Chicago Stock Exchange

    Architect: Adler & Sullivan Completed: 1894 Demolished: 1972

    The Lost Loop: Chicago Stock Exchange

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's Loop | The Lost Loop: Home Insurance Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Chicago's Loop | The Lost Loop: Home Insurance Building

    Architect: William LeBaron Jenney Constructed: 1884 Demolished: 1931

    Chicago's Loop | The Lost Loop: Home Insurance Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Marshall Field

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Marshall Field

    Marshall Field was considered the leading merchant in America of his time.

    Heroes and Villains: Marshall Field

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Richard Nickel

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Richard Nickel

    Preservationist who salvaged art from buildings before they were demolished.

    Heroes and Villains: Richard Nickel

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Charles Tyson Yerkes

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Charles Tyson Yerkes

    Charles Tyson Yerkes gets the credit for the Loop "L" (elevated tracks).

    Heroes and Villains: Charles Tyson Yerkes

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Art: Let There be Light by Abraham Rattner

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Art: Let There be Light by Abraham Rattner

    Chicago Loop Synagogue's stained-glass facade.

    Art: Let There be Light by Abraham Rattner

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

    233 South Wacker Drive Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Completed 1974

    Buildings: Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Chicago Theatre

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Chicago Theatre

    175 North State Street Architect: Rapp & Rapp Completed 1921

    Buildings: Chicago Theatre

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Manhattan Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Manhattan Building

    431 South Dearborn Street Architect: William LeBaron Jenney Completed 1891

    Buildings: Manhattan Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Monadnock Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Monadnock Building

    53 West Jackson Boulevard Architect: Burnham & Root Completed 1891

    Buildings: Monadnock Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: The Rookery

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: The Rookery

    209 South LaSalle Street Architect: Burnham & Root Completed 1888

    Buildings: The Rookery

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Hammond Beeby & Babka (now...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Hammond Beeby & Babka (now...

    HBRA's post-modern design ironically conjures a grand classical pavilion.

    Architects: Hammond Beeby & Babka (now...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Art: The Chicago Picasso

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Art: The Chicago Picasso

    Fifty feet tall and weighing more than 160 tons, the Picasso reigns over Daley Plaza.

    Art: The Chicago Picasso

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Rapp & Rapp

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Rapp & Rapp

    Rapp & Rapp built The Chicago Theatre.

    Architects: Rapp & Rapp

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Studio Gang

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Studio Gang

    in September 2011, Gang was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

    Architects: Studio Gang

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Koo and Associates Ltd.

    Part of the new guard of Chicago architects shaping the Loop in the 21st century.

    Architects: Koo and Associates Ltd.

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Murphy/Jahn

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Murphy/Jahn

    Murphy/Jahn has created mold-breaking buildings such as the James R. Thompson Center.

    Architects: Murphy/Jahn

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...

    Mies believed that every element of a structure should work as part of a unified whole.

    Architects: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Holabird & Root

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Holabird & Root

    Holabird & Root made a name for itself early with its art deco-style structures.

    Architects: Holabird & Root

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Holabird & Roche

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Holabird & Roche

    Holabird & Roche became one of the leading Chicago School designers.

    Architects: Holabird & Roche

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: William LeBaron Jenney (1832...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: William LeBaron Jenney (1832...

    Considered "the father of the American skyscraper."

    Architects: William LeBaron Jenney (1832...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Oriental Theatre

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Oriental Theatre

    24 West Randolph Street Architect: Rapp & Rapp Completed 1926

    Buildings: Oriental Theatre

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Harold Washington Library

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Harold Washington Library

    400 South State Street Architect: Hammond, Beeby & Babka Completed 1991

    Buildings: Harold Washington Library

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Madelyn La Salle

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Madelyn La Salle

    Sculptor John Storrs used Madelyn La Salle as the model for his statue of Ceres.

    Heroes and Villains: Madelyn La Salle

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Richard J. Daley

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Richard J. Daley

    Richard J. Daley, mayor 1955-1976, reigned during a period of "urban renewal."

    Heroes and Villains: Richard J. Daley

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Art: Hands of Peace by Henri Azaz

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Art: Hands of Peace by Henri Azaz

    Adorning the front of the Chicago Loop Synagogue is a sculpture by artist Henri Azaz.

    Art: Hands of Peace by Henri Azaz

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Art: The Four Seasons by Marc Chagall

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Art: The Four Seasons by Marc Chagall

    A series of mosaics located in Chase Tower Plaza that celebrate the seasons.

    Art: The Four Seasons by Marc Chagall

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: John Mills Van Osdel

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: John Mills Van Osdel

    Architect of the first two of three Palmer House Hotel buildings.

    Architects: John Mills Van Osdel

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Harry Weese (1915 - 1998)

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Harry Weese (1915 - 1998)

    Weese designed the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center.

    Architects: Harry Weese (1915 - 1998)

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Part 2

    A look at the Loop's architecture restoration, urban renewal projects, and new landmarks.

    Part 2

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: Inland Steel Building, John Hancock Center, and Sears Tower.

    Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Daniel Burnham (1846 - 1912)

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Daniel Burnham (1846 - 1912)

    At the turn of the 20th century, Burnham was the most influential architect in America.

    Architects: Daniel Burnham (1846 - 1912)

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Legacy Tower

    60 East Monroe Street Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz Completed 2010

    Buildings: Legacy Tower

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Cadillac Palace Theater

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Cadillac Palace Theater

    151 West Randolph Street Architect: Rapp & Rapp Completed 1926

    Buildings: Cadillac Palace Theater

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: St. Peter's in the Loop

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: St. Peter's in the Loop

    110 West Madison Street Architect: Vitzthum and Burns Completed 1953

    Buildings: St. Peter's in the Loop

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Chicago Loop Synagogue

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Chicago Loop Synagogue

    16 South Clark Street Architect: Loebl, Schlossman & Bennett Completed 1957

    Buildings: Chicago Loop Synagogue

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Chicago Temple

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Chicago Temple

    77 West Washington Street Architect: Holabird & Roche Completed 1924

    Buildings: Chicago Temple

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Chicago Metropolitan...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Chicago Metropolitan...

    71 West Van Buren Street Architect: Harry Weese & Associates Completed 1975

    Buildings: Chicago Metropolitan...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Old Colony Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Old Colony Building

    407 South Dearborn Street Architect: Holabird & Roche Completed 1894

    Buildings: Old Colony Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Trump International Hotel and...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Trump International Hotel and...

    401 North Wabash Avenue Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Completed 2009

    Buildings: Trump International Hotel and...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Aqua Tower

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Aqua Tower

    225 North Columbus Drive Architect: Studio Gang Completed 2010

    Buildings: Aqua Tower

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: James R. Thompson Center...

    100 West Randolph Street Architect: Murphy/Jahn Completed 1985

    Buildings: James R. Thompson Center...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Inland Steel Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Inland Steel Building

    30 West Monroe Street Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Completed 1958

    Buildings: Inland Steel Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Sullivan Center (Carson Pirie...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Sullivan Center (Carson Pirie...

    1 South State Street Architect: Louis H. Sullivan Completed 1903

    Buildings: Sullivan Center (Carson Pirie...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Marquette Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Marquette Building

    140 South Dearborn Street Architect: Holabird & Roche Completed 1895

    Buildings: Marquette Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Reliance Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Reliance Building

    32 North State Street Architect: Burnham & Root/D.H. Burnham & Co. Completed 1891

    Buildings: Reliance Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Fisher Building

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Fisher Building

    343 South Dearborn Street Architect: D. H. Burnham & Co. Completed 1896

    Buildings: Fisher Building

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Auditorium Building and Theatre

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Auditorium Building and Theatre

    430 South Michigan Avenue Architect: Adler & Sullivan Completed 1889

    Buildings: Auditorium Building and Theatre

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Harboe Architects

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Harboe Architects

    Architect Gunny Harboe has helped to restore and preserve Chicago Loop treasures.

    Architects: Harboe Architects

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Marshall Field & Co.

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Marshall Field & Co.

    111 North State Street Architect: D. H. Burnham/D. H. Burnham & Co. Completed 1892

    Buildings: Marshall Field & Co.

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Chicago Federal Center

    Dearborn Street Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Completed 1974

    Buildings: Chicago Federal Center

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: Chicago Board of Trade

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: Chicago Board of Trade

    141 West Jackson Boulevard Architect: Holabird & Root Completed 1930

    Buildings: Chicago Board of Trade

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer The Lost Loop: Block 37

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    The Lost Loop: Block 37

    The block bounded by State, Washington, Dearborn, and Randolph that was demolished in 1989

    The Lost Loop: Block 37

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Edward J. Sparling

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Edward J. Sparling

    Edward J. Sparling was Roosevelt University's founding father.

    Heroes and Villains: Edward J. Sparling

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Ferdinand Peck

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Ferdinand Peck

    Developer Ferdinand Peck built the Auditorium Building and Theatre on Michigan Avenue.

    Heroes and Villains: Ferdinand Peck

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: Potter and Bertha...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: Potter and Bertha...

    Potter and Bertha Palmer would have qualified as Chicago's merchant king and queen.

    Heroes and Villains: Potter and Bertha...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Heroes and Villains: William Bross

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Heroes and Villains: William Bross

    William Bross called on the world to help Chicago rebuild after the Great Fire.

    Heroes and Villains: William Bross

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Art: Ceres by John H. Storrs

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Art: Ceres by John H. Storrs

    Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, sits atop the Chicago Board of Trade.

    Art: Ceres by John H. Storrs

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Bruce Graham

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Bruce Graham

    Architect of both the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) and John Hancock Center.

    Architects: Bruce Graham

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Harboe Architects

    Architect Gunny Harboe has helped to restore and preserve Chicago Loop treasures.

    Architects: Harboe Architects

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Philip Johnson (1906 - 2005)

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Philip Johnson (1906 - 2005)

    Johnson's 40-story building at 190 South LaSalle Street is an example of postmodernism.

    Architects: Philip Johnson (1906 - 2005)

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: John Wellborn Root (1850 -...

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: John Wellborn Root (1850 -...

    A partner with Daniel Burnham in the firm of Burnham & Root.

    Architects: John Wellborn Root (1850 -...

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Architects: Louis H. Sullivan (1856 - 1924)

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Architects: Louis H. Sullivan (1856 - 1924)

    Sullivan was famous for his idea that form follows function.

    Architects: Louis H. Sullivan (1856 - 1924)

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Buildings: The Wit Hotel

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: The Wit Hotel

    201 North State Street Architect: Koo and Associates Ltd. Completed 2009

    Buildings: The Wit Hotel

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Buildings: 190 South LaSalle

    Architect: John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson Completed 1987

    Buildings: 190 South LaSalle

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Part 4

    The birth of the modern skyscraper.

    Part 4

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Part 3

    Tour takes us to State and Randolph in the north loop.

    Part 3

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Part 1

    Southern end of Loop: the canyon.

    Part 1

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    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    Preview

    Join host Geoffrey Baer on the all new walking tour of Chicago's downtown Loop.

    Preview

    Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer History of Bikes and Clubs

    Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

    History of Bikes and Clubs

    Geoffrey Baer looks at the History of Bikes and Clubs in Chicago.

    History of Bikes and Clubs