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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 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 Buildings: The Rookery

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Buildings: The Rookery

209 South LaSalle Street Architect: Burnham & Root Completed 1888

Buildings: The Rookery

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Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Buildings: Monadnock Building

53 West Jackson Boulevard Architect: Burnham & Root Completed 1891

Buildings: Monadnock Building

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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: Chicago Theatre

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Buildings: Chicago Theatre

175 North State Street Architect: Rapp & Rapp Completed 1921

Buildings: Chicago Theatre

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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: 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

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Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Buildings: Oriental Theatre

24 West Randolph Street Architect: Rapp & Rapp Completed 1926

Buildings: Oriental Theatre

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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: 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: 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...

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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

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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.

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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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Architects: Rapp & Rapp

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 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 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

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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 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

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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

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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: 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: 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

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Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Buildings: Fisher Building

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

Buildings: Fisher Building

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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: 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: 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

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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: 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: Trump International Hotel and...

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

Buildings: Trump International Hotel and...

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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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

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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

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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

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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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

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 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

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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 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

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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

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 4

The birth of the modern skyscraper.

Part 4

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 Buildings: Chicago Federal Center

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: 190 South LaSalle

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Buildings: 190 South LaSalle

Architect: John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson Completed 1987

Buildings: 190 South LaSalle

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

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: 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: 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 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

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 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 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: 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 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 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.

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's Loop: A New Walking Tour with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's Loop: A New Walking Tour with Geoffrey Baer

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

Chicago's Loop: A New Walking Tour with Geoffrey Baer

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