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Or Walks Essay

7234 words - 29 pages

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
s
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.

1/4 mile
W. Wacker Drive

S. Water Street

Lake Street
Clark St.

James R. Thompson Center
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CLARK

River
Chicago

Union
Station

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100 W. Randolph St.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Expwy.

500W

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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

Sullivan Center
(Carson Pirie Scott)

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S. Wacker Drive

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DOWNTOWN SKYLINE

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Madison Street

L Monroe Street

Federal
Center
Rookery

Adams St.
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Quincy St.

Randolph St.
Station

Washington Blvd.

Dearborn Street

Canal Street

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Willis Tower

RANDOLPH

WASHINGTON

State Street

LaSalle St.

Chase Tower

Lake Street

Macy’s

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Reliance Building/
[walking tour]
Hotel Burnham

Monroe St.

Wacker Dr. and Adams St.

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WASHINGTON

Wells Street

Madison Street

Franklin Street

Citicorp
Center

Washington Blvd. L

STATE

Randolph Street

Richard J. Daley Center

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Wabash Ave.

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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.
Thompson Center.
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A walk through the Garden District,
just a 20-minute street­ ar ride from
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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.

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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.
The Women’s Guild of the New
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