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Sit Back, Breathe Deep, and Enjoy The Vista

What’s up with Chicago TV stations?  They spend heaps of money beaming beauty shots of the city’s skyline all over the place. So you’d think that we might occasionally see the Vista Tower make an appearance.  In the words of Jim Belushi, “But nooooo!”

Vista Tower.  (Courtesy of YoChicago!)
Vista Tower. (Courtesy of YoChicago!)

We keep seeing the shuttered Pioneer Court Apple Store, the vacant wastes of State Street, and WGN’s interview set backdrop that’s so crusty, it doesn’t even have the decade-old Trump Tower in it to stir the blood.

It’s not every day that Jeanne Gang and Magellan Development plop a 101-story skyscraper on your doorstep.  But so few people in Chicago media actually live in Chicago, it’s not surprising they haven’t noticed.   We’d complain to our congresscritter, but he’s too busy staring at his own bellybutton to give fig one about anything happening in Chicago.

To raise the level of Vista consciousness in our own small way, we present these photographs of the NKOTB, taken by YoChicago!.

Location: 363 East Wacker Drive, The Loop

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

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