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Chinatown Architectural Tour To Be Offered in April

By Josh McGhee | March 3, 2015 5:52am | Updated on March 4, 2015 8:31am
 The Society of Architectural Historians will be offering a tour of the neighborhood this April led by architect Ernest C. Wong.
The Society of Architectural Historians will be offering a tour of the neighborhood this April led by architect Ernest C. Wong.
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CHICAGO — The Society of Architectural Historians in April will be offering a tour of Chinatown led by Ernest C. Wong, who designed the neighborhood's Ping Tom Park.

The tour will focus on "recent efforts to craft both buildings and public landscapes to serve the immigrants of the Chinatown community" and is open to the public, according to the architects group's website.

On April 18, Wong will take the tour through the park, making stops at the new fieldhouse and boathouse before stopping at the Pui Tak Center, the Headquarters of the Chinese American Service League and the Archer Courts public housing development.

The tour will also make stops at the ongoing Chinatown Branch Library and the Wentworth and Wells connector projects, the website said.

The tour will cost $20 and run from 1-4 p.m. Only 20 people will be allowed on the tour, which requires walking and taking public transportation.

The tour is one of more than 30 tours being offered during the 2015 Society of Architectural Historians Conference from April 15-19. The full list of architectural tours is available here.

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