Video: Chicago "City of Superlatives" in 1948

This video is making the rounds these days, and I thought people here on the Chicago Architecture Blog would enjoy it.

It’s a travel film produced in 1948.  It’s a great look at where Chicago was just 60 short years ago.  The city looks very different, and very familiar now.


Author: Editor

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