Chicago’s Skyline as a Snowflake
Dec24

Chicago’s Skyline as a Snowflake

It doesn’t take much to get on a politician’s mailing list. Complain about a needed stop sign, fill out a form at a public forum, or even simply register to vote and the next thing you know, you’re invited to any number of fundraisers and envelope-stuffing events. So it’s not remarkable that a Christmas card should show up this week from 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly. But what is noteworthy is the design of...

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Smoking Hot Model: Streeterville in Wood and Plastic
Aug26

Smoking Hot Model: Streeterville in Wood and Plastic

We post a lot of pictures of architectural models in this publication.  People love them. Of course, the mac-daddy of them all is the massive downtown model sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation on display (for free!) in the lobby of the Railway Exchange Building (224 South Michigan Avenue). The grand-daddy of them all is the one with all the model trains zipping through it (not even remotely close to free) down at the...

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Slice of Life: The Air Up Here
Jun14

Slice of Life: The Air Up Here

The view of Chicago’s downtown skyline from atop the dinky Ferris wheel at the Taste of St. Stan’s Carnival at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church in the Noble Square neighborhood. This article is the result of photos sent in by people just like you.  E-mail your pics to editor@ChicagoArchitecture.info.   Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Your Views: Chicago’s Achingly Beautiful Skyline
May15

Your Views: Chicago’s Achingly Beautiful Skyline

How can you not love Chicago’s skyline?  Tall, wide, and it doesn’t have those gaps that so many less-developed cities do. Jeff Puro loves Chicago’s skyline.  So much so that he sent in some of his favorite pictures that he took.  Check them out below. And if you have cool Chicago photos you’d like to share, just e-mail them to editor@ChicagoArchitecture.info, and we’ll take care of it! Did you enjoy this...

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Chicago Buildings Get the Blues
Apr03

Chicago Buildings Get the Blues

It was in the name of art that I bundled up in layers last night and headed to The Bean. I was meeting up with the Chicago Digital Photo Meetup Group to photograph the city skyline in blue. Yesterday was Autism World Awareness Day, and blue is the official color of the event. What I found was a just handful of blue buildings—although the Pritzker Pavilion flashed blue, cyan, and a bunch of other colors, with the Blue Cross Blue Shield...

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Flowers and Towers
Aug20

Flowers and Towers

The downtown Chicago skyline as seen through a field of wildflowers. If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or print. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Slice of Life: Skyline and Water
Aug09

Slice of Life: Skyline and Water

Chicago’s skyline finds itself framed, not by Lake Michigan, but by the North Branch of the Chicago River in this photograph taken from the North Avenue Bridge. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Slice of Life: Streeterville Skyline
Apr27

Slice of Life: Streeterville Skyline

What was once a wasteland of warehouses, factories, and canals has quickly become one of the most densely populated skyscraper forests in the region. Streeterville has gone from being a ship captain’s real estate scam into one of Chicago’s best  skylines. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Slice of Life: Bughouse in the Fog
Apr12

Slice of Life: Bughouse in the Fog

A foggy early spring morning, looking at the Chicago skyline from the Gold Coast.  In the foreground you can see Bughouse Square, officially known as Washington Square Park (901 North Clark Street). Beyond the Merchandise Mart (222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza) the Loop’s skyscrapers fade into the bright mist. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Mythbusters [heart] Chicago
Feb07

Mythbusters [heart] Chicago

One of our readers was catching up on old episodes of Mythbusters recently when he spotted something interesting — the Chicago skyline. It turns out that in one episode, the sorta-science bunch needed a generic city background for one of its animations, and Chicago got the honor.  You can see Willis Tower, an emasculated Hancock Center, 1 Pru, Chase Tower, and the Aon Center.   There are a couple of non-Chicago buildings in...

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