Chicago is a booming city with tons of modern marvels to enjoy, but this month, we’re more interested in enjoying the rich history that the city has to offer. September has been featuring our Evening with an Architect cruises that allow guests to hear firsthand from architects who have helped create the Chicago skyline.
Read below to learn more about buildings designed by the three architectural firms that we’ve highlighted on the Evening with an Architect series: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Goettsch Partners, and bKL Architecture.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
One of the most well-known architecture firms in the world, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, prides itself on creating not only eye-catching buildings, but also on doing so in a sustainable way. Their goal is to create buildings which impact how people experience the world.
Other notable landmarks designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill include the Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library, the Savills Studley building, the Brunswick Building, and many more!
Goettsch Partners is known for creating undeniably stunning buildings all over the world, including in the city of Chicago. Goettsch Partners has created some of the most iconic Chicago buildings in recent history, including LondonHouse Chicago on one of the most prominent intersections in the Loop: Michigan Ave and Wacker Drive.
Finally, we’re highlighting bKL Architecture, another prominent Chicago architectural firm. It has helped design prominent buildings in the Chicago skyline such as Vista Tower that features six different shades of glass!
Other bKL work in Chicago includes the Whitney M. Young Jr. branch of the Chicago Public Library, Giordano Dance Chicago, 300 N. Michigan Avenue, Parcel O Chicago, and so many more.
Book Your Cruise Today
Regardless if it’s your first or 50th time seeing downtown Chicago by way of the Chicago River, you’re sure to be impressed with the city’s incredible and ever-growing architectural offerings. Our crew at Chicago’s First Lady is looking forward to having you aboard. Book with us today!