The Chicago Pedway Tour: Interior Architecture

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Education

Event Overview

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!
Cancellation Policy
Location
The Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, Come down escalator and meet me in the middle of the food court. I'll be in the red baseball cap.
Chicago , IL , 60601

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The Thompson Center

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Margaret Hicks is a comedian, tour guide, author and lover of all things Chicago. She moved to NYC 10 years ago and when she got home, she promised never to take Chicago for granted again.

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