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Shaping the Future of Ceramics

 

ICC4 and 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit

 

All tours depart from and return to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Advanced registration is required for all tours, there will be no on-site registration available. Tour registration deadline is Friday, July 6, 2012. Click here to register for tours.

 

Technical Tour  
Argonne National Lab Tour  
Companion Tours  
Grand Spaces in Public Places: A Tour of
Chicago’s Exceptional Interiors
 
Post-conference Tours  
Architectural River Cruise Illinois Institute of Technology Campus Tour

 

Argonne National Lab Tour

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Argonne integrates world-class science, engineering, and user facilities to deliver innovative research and technologies. This private, guided-tour covers the scientific and engineering facilities situated on 1500 wooded acres where over 1250 scientists and engineers address sustainable energy, a healthy environment, and a secure nation.

 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory integrates world-class science, engineering, and user facilities to deliver innovative research and technologies. This private, guided-tour includes a tour of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM).   The APS is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world. This premier national research facility provides the brightest x-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere to more than 5,000 (and growing) scientists from around the United States and the world.   The CNM is a premier user facility for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research by academic, industrial and international researchers. The center’s goal is to support basic research and the development of advanced instrumentation that will help generate new scientific insights and create innovative materials with novel properties.

 

Motorcoach transportation and tour guide included.

All non-U.S. citizens will need to submit a pre-registration form, that will be emailed with the tour confirmation, no later than July 9th as there is an approval process that can take up to seven to ten business days.
Transportation Cost: $28

Date: Thursday, July 19, 12:15-4:45 p.m.

 

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Architectural River Cruise

Visitors and Chicagoans alike say that the best way to really see the city’s profile is on a Chicago River architectural cruise. As depicted by a specially trained architectural guide, learn how, in the 19th Century, the modern city grew from a trading post to become the world’s fastest growing metropolis. Travel on the same river route which Father Marquette, Louis Joliet and Jean Baptiste Point du Sable used in their exploration. Marvel at how the early Chicago architects overcame forces of nature and technology to create the first modern buildings in the nineteenth century. See at least 50 world famous structures by architects, such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, Harry Weese, Helmut Jahn, Philip Johnson, Bertrand Goldberg, Ricardo Bofil, Kevin Roche, and other masters. View an extraordinary palette of great structures including Lake Point Tower, Wrigley Building, IBM Building, NBC Tower, Tribune Tower, Civic Opera House, Sears Tower, Marina City, Board of Trade, and scores more. Private Charter and Public Cruise Options are available. Pricing below is based on a private charter – recommended for this program.

Cost: $53

Dates:

Thursday, July 19, 1:15-3:45 p.m.

 

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Grand Spaces in Public Places: A Tour of Chicago’s Exceptional Interiors
Chicago has some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. On this unique tour, guests will have the opportunity to explore the stunning interiors of some of these remarkable buildings. Guests will learn about the history and design of these exceptional interiors, including the
Rookery Building, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Marquette Building, City Hall and more!
One of Chicago’s most famous and beloved historic buildings, the Rookery was designed by Daniel Burnham & John Wellborn Root in 1886 – 1888. Guests will learn about the innovative interior, which was renovated in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright, introducing elements of his characteristic Prairie School design. The Classic Revival-style of the City Hall Building will leave guests awe-struck. The Marquette Building, completed in 1895, is a Chicago landmark considered to be of timeless styling and faultless architecture. Its exterior defines the “Chicago School” style and is a model of functional design.
The two story rotunda lobby reveals panels of lustrous Tiffany glass, mother-of-pearl, and semi-precious stones that depict scenes of the early history of Illinois. That history relates to the man after whom the building is named. At the Cultural Center, guests will view the newly restored Tiffany glass dome, with almost 3,000 faceted opalescent glass pieces. This striking dome is the largest ever designed by Tiffany. Motorcoach transportation and tour guide included.
Cost: $73

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

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Illinois Institute of Technology Campus Tour

Sponsored by IIT, this tour highlights Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s influence and includes his masterpiece, S. R. Crown Hall. A modern icon and National Historic Landmark, Time magazine called Crown Hall “one of the world’s most influential, inspiring and astonishing structures.” Campus buildings by architectural stars Rem Koolhaas and Helmut Jahn, along with a renewed interest in modernism, have led thousands of visitors to campus each year to experience this living museum of modern architecture, a recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Motorcoach transportation and tour guide included.
Transportation Cost: $28

Date: Thursday, July 19, 12:15-2:45 p.m.

 

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