Mythbusters [heart] Chicago

Chicago on Mythbusters

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 there covering up the awkward seam between graphic loops, but for the most part it’s Chicago’s one showing on the very heavily San Francisco show (though it’s been to New York and New Jersey, too).


Author: Editor

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