10 GREAT WALKS
IN OUR FAVORITE CITIES
THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO EXPLORE A CITY than wandering its streets and alleys, from
terracotta-hued palaces, picturesque squares, and baroque architectural showstoppers in Rome,
to the modern glass towers, 19th-century limestone man ions, and secret, pocket-size parks of
Manhattan. We’ve gathered 10 fabulous walks in our favorite cities in the United States and
Europe, so put on your comfy shoes and hit the streets.
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S. Water Street
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100 W. Randolph St.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Expwy.
by Daniel Burnham and John Welborn
Root, is the oldest standing high-rise
in town. On Jackson, check out the
45-story Art Deco Chicago Board
of Trade, designed by Holabird
and Root in 1930. Also on Jackson
Blvd. is Burnham and Root’s 17-story
Monadnock Building. Built in 1891,
it’s the last and tallest skyscraper built
with masonry load-bearing walls. The
nearby 224 S. Michigan Ave. was
also built by Burnham in 1904. On
Congress Parkway see Louis Sullivan
and Dankmar Adler’s Auditorium
Theatre, a grand theater completed
(Carson Pirie Scott)
S. Wacker Drive
L Monroe Street
Wacker Dr. and Adams St.
Washington Blvd. L
Richard J. Daley Center
State St. is the first-ever glass-and-steel
skyscraper. On the northeast corner
of State and Washington is Macy’s,
designed by Burnham in 1907 and most
famous for the multistory atriums inside,
one domed with a Tiffany mosaic.
Finally, walk west on Randolph St. to
reach the 648-foot Richard J. Daley
Center at Clark St.. Across Randolph
is Helmut Jahn’s dome-shape James R.
BEST WALKING TOURS IN AMERICA / 3
A walk through the Garden District,
just a 20-minute street ar ride from
the French Quarter, provides a unique
look at life in New Orleans, past and
present. Start at The Rink, a small
shopping complex, and walk east
on Prytania to see Colonel Short’s
Villa (1448 Fourth St.) with its ornate
cornstalk fence. The Briggs-Staub
House (2605 Prytania St.) is one of the
few Gothic Revival houses in the city.
45 minutes (without stops inside)
1416-1498 Washington Ave.
The Lonsdale House (2521 Prytania
St.) was a Catholic chapel for more
than 70 years. The Maddox House
(2507 Prytania St.) is an example of
the five-bay Greek Revival expansion.
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