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Take the Loop Tour!

With WTTW host, writer, and producer Geoffrey Baer as your guide, our interactive walking tour invites you to experience the fascinating architectural history of the Loop up close and in person. Starting and stopping at your own pace, you’ll discover why Chicago became an architectural mecca starting in the 1880s. The run-time of the audio tour is approximately 47 minutes.

Here's how to take the tour:

Option 1: Downloadable MP3s and PDF

1 - Download the MP3 files, unzip, and install on any MP3 Player.
2 - Print out the PDF map, and follow the audio cues for your tour.

Option 2: Mobile Map and Audio Tour

If you have an internet-connected iPhone, Android phone, or 3G iPad, you can use our all-in-one audio tour web app. Visit this page from your smartphone or tablet, and click on the mobile map link to the right.