Wendella Boat Tour

I never get tired of going on a Chicago architectural boat tour. There are many great tour companies to choose from, but out of nostalgia from taking classes at the Chicago Art Institute of Chicago, the Wendella Architectural Tour is my favorite.

Two of my instructors (a married couple) took us out a few times so we could learn to draw quickly. I’m not the greatest artist in the world, but I used to sketch these pretty cool, stylized drawings with a black ink roller pen using intricate but fast, sweeping hatch marks. During this creative time in my life, I often sat at lunch, or on a bench or stoop and drew buildings. I had two of those black pens and when they finally ran out of ink, I was never able to draw in that style again even though I tried with other pens.

Wrigley building, Tribune Tower
Wrigley building, Tribune Tower

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Bertrand Goldberg's River City
Bertrand Goldberg’s River City
Bertrand Goldberg's River City
Bertrand Goldberg’s River City
150 North Riverside Plaza
150 North Riverside Plaza
Merchandise Mart
Merchandise Mart
Merchandise Mart
Merchandise Mart
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Willis Tower (middle) and 311 S Wacker building (right) which has a lit crown at night.

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Swissotel and Aqua Tower
Swissotel and Aqua

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Headquarters of United Airlines, Continental Airlines, and United Continental Holdings (middle) and OneEleven, luxury apartrment rentals (right)
333 W Wacker Drive
333 W Wacker Drive
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Chicago’s 2.5 million-sq. foot post office has been vacant since the 1990s. The building finally sold in May 2016 but it was “not made known” until afterwards that the seller had died the day before the signing.
Lyric Opera
Lyric Opera
Lyric Opera
Lyric Opera
River Point
River Point
Jewelers' Building
Jewelers’ Building

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Rump Tower ;-)
Rump Tower 😉

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London House

London House, a luxury hotel, had opened three days before this tour so we went upstairs to get a quick glimpse.

London House
London House
London House
Entrance at London House
London House
London House
Exclusive in-dome dining takes place in the LH cupola
Dining room at London House
LH on 22. London House's outdoor terrace
LH on 22. London House’s outdoor terrace
LH on 22. London House's outdoor terrace
LH on 22
LH on 22. London House's outdoor terrace
London House’s outdoor terrace
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LH Rooftop
Exclusive in-dome dining available in the LH cupola
Exclusive in-dome dining available in the LH cupola
View from LH on 22, London House's outdoor terrace
View from London House

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Wendella Boat Tours and Cruises312 337 1446

LH Rooftop at London House | 85 E Wacker Dr, Chicago IL | 312 357 1200

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Posted by:Lou Stejskal

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