ABOUT THIS EVENT
Your first question might be: what is the Chicago Pedway anyway?
My answer: The Pedway is the unsung hero of Chicago and one of my best friends. (I know, I’m a Pedway nerd.)
The Pedway is a series of hallways and walkways that keep Chicagoans from having to go outside in the winter!
The tour traverses this strange piece of urban infrastructure, leading you under, around, over and through some of Chicago’s best buildings, without ever stepping foot outside.
You'll see great interiors on this tour. We'll discuss the ill-fated Thompson Center. We'll see gorgeous City Hall and our pride and joy – the Marshall Field Building. We’ll see Tiffany windows and talk history and architecture and all of those great things.
And we'll also talk about the Pedway. We'll dive deep into the map. We'll talk about planning (there isn't any) and governance (there isn't any) and we'll talk about the Pedway as something deeper than hallways connecting buildings.
The Pedway is a strange piece of city infrastructure, a mystery to even the most seasoned natives. It challenges your logic, your senses and definitely your sense of direction.
Come with me to check out the Chicago Pedway Tour and you’ll know more than most Chicagoans about this unheralded piece of the city.
What You Can Expect
- An all-indoor tour with an experienced (and hilarious!) guide
- An in-depth discussion of the Pedway and it's future.
- Cool architecture, history and culture too!
Date & Time
The Thompson Center
$23 per TicketBUY TICKETS
* Registration closes 4 hours before event