We are so excited about the upcoming Green in the Loop tour featuring Dave Hampton as tour guide. Follow Dave around the city hub as he shows you the green buildings of yesterday and today. The tour is two hours long and leaves at 10AM from the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. Below is some introductory information from Echo Studio. Don't forget to buy tickets in advance as space is limited!
Green in the Loop 1910-2010 architecture walking tour
While Chicago makes strides toward the future to become a green city, what did green mean a century ago?
In the early 20th century, architects and engineers did not depend entirely upon the highly advanced technologies we take for granted today. While newer advances such as electric light, elevators, and steel were increasingly used, buildings still relied heavily on tried and true engineering, design, and planning principles - locally-sourced materials, balancing structural redundancy with efficiency, on-site or local power generation, naturally lit and ventilated spaces, and civic responsibility.
Learning from past achievements will help illuminate the way toward truly sustainable cities.