Throwback Thursday
The Skyline in 1989

Funny things come into the Chicago Architecture Blog tip line, ever since we moved it from a loose tile in the wall of the third stall in the men’s room at Ogilvie Station to completely e-mail and text-message methods.

Dave in Toronto sent in a picture of the Chicago skyline he took in 1989.  And while you’re trying to remember what you were doing in 1989, here’s something the kiddies have never heard of: Dave took the picture with a disc camera.

1989 Chicago Skyline Amination

The weather has improved a lot since 1989

Above you see Dave’s photo married with one of ours of roughly the same scene years later.  New buildings that magically appear in the more contemporary photograph are:

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