As much as we dread Chicago winters, they make for spectacular nighttime skyline shots.
An architect in Houston once explained to me that skyscrapers in Chicago tend to be brighter than those in southern, warmer cities because those buildings use glass that is designed to aggressively keep the sun and heat of the day out. The result is dimmer office building windows at night, and less pretty nighttime skyline photos.
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