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Walk Indianapolis debuts with downtown architectural tours

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Local architects and tourism officials have combined forces to create self-guided walking tours of downtown Indianapolis, highlighting buildings of architectural and cultural significance.

Titled Walk Indianapolis, the effort is a joint project of The American Institute of Architects Indianapolis, Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association and urban analyst Aaron Renn.  It has produced two tours: Monuments & Memorials, focusing on the city’s many war memorials and public buildings of architectural importance; and Downtown Venues, highlighting sports venues such as Victory Field and Conseco Fieldhouse, and significant structures in White River State Park.

Detailed information about the tours is available at www.walkindianapolis.com. Audio tours are available for download from the website, through the Visit Indy app, or via iTunes.

Walk Indianapolis began more than two years ago as the brainchild of Renn, writer of the Urbanophile blog, who wanted to spotlight the city’s war memorials. He partnered with the ICVA and local architects to create the monuments tour. AIA Indianapolis joined the effort after planning to produce a walking tour of the city for Super Bowl XLVI visitors this winter.

Organizers will host an official kickoff for Walk Indianapolis at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Barnes & Thornburg building’s auditorium, 11 S. Meridian St.

 

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  • Past architecture?
    Will any tours feature awesome architecture that has been torn down in the histories? Would be interesting...and man, you could create 100 new tours at the rate this city destroyed buildings.

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