A Little Skyscraper Abracadabra Along Grant Park

Sometimes the monotony of life becomes a way of life.  Keep your head down.  Stay off the boss’ radar.  Don’t attract attention.  But keeping our heads down, while a common survival skill, prevents us from seeing the marvels the city of Chicago serves up around us every day.

You don’t need Cher to give you a wet slap across the face to snap out of it.  Just look at the animation below.

South Grant Park skyline 2016 and 2018 (Source photos courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

South Grant Park skyline 2016 and 2018 (Source photos courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Joe Zekas of YoChicago! sent over a pair of photos of the South Loop skyline along Grant Park.  One was taken in 2016.  The other a few days ago.  We stuffed them together to show you how quickly this corner of the city is growing.

The new ponies at the starting gate are (left to right) NEMA (1200 South Indiana), Paragon (1326 South Michigan), and Essex on the Park (800 South Michigan).  If you look closely, you can also spy the very top of another new building.  Tromping down there to take a gander is not possible at this time, so our best guess is that it’s 1136 South Wabash.

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