Frozen Chicago From Above
Jan25

Frozen Chicago From Above

Thanks to Spy Tim for dropping a link in our Tip Line to this video by Soaring Badger Productions taken by one of those toy quadcopters.  It’s a tour of the downtown Chicago shoreline on a frosty frosty Chicago day. Quadcopters were all the rage this past Christmas, and high quality videos are starting to flood the video sharing sites.  Expect to see a lot more of these sort of videos. It’s a nice video, with lots of...

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Best Places to View the Chicago Cityscape
Oct31

Best Places to View the Chicago Cityscape

Home to the first skyscraper, Chicago, Illinois, set a precedent of what can be accomplished with imagination, perseverance, and a little bit of iron and steel. Architectural visionaries and engineering geniuses pioneered the way, creating the blueprints of what is now Chicago’s remarkable cityscape. Here at Expedia Viewfinder, examining and learning about architecture is one of our favorite ways to explore any location. Because its...

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Slice of Life: Chicago in Silhouette
Jul31

Slice of Life: Chicago in Silhouette

There are so many great places to take pictures of Chicago’s skyline.  And you can never go wrong with a lake view. Reader Rita Anthony sent in this picture of our city’s magnificent eastern face taken at dusk. This article is the result of photos sent in by someone just like you. If you see something interesting in your neighborhood, e-mail your phone pics to chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.  Check out our Tip Line for...

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Reminder: This Is Why We Live Here
Jan30

Reminder: This Is Why We Live Here

It’s been a brutal winter.  Things haven’t been this bad since gas was 60¢ a gallon.  Even WGN-TV had a report on the news last night about how to keep on keeping on without putting a bullet in your brain. Then this morning there was a great sunrise. Because I’m a cat owner, I get to involuntarily see every sunrise, and this was the first nice one we’ve had in months.  Apparently, you agree because Loop Spy...

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Pier-cing Lake Michigan
Aug20

Pier-cing Lake Michigan

Navy Pier pierces lake Michigan, next to another man-made spit of land: The Jardine Water Filtration Plant. If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or...

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Chicago in Blue, Gold, and Green
Aug20

Chicago in Blue, Gold, and Green

Wedged between a deep blue sky and an emerald green Lake Michigan, Chicago’s Gold Coast skyscrapers stretch north along the shoreline.   If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or...

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Randolph Streetwall
Aug20

Randolph Streetwall

The Randolph Street skyscraper streetwall marks the northern edge of Grant Park. If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or...

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Spires Old and New
Aug20

Spires Old and New

The spires of three generations of Chicago skyscrapers pierce a deep blue sky. If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or...

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Skyscraper Shadows
Aug20

Skyscraper Shadows

The shadows of Gold Coast skyscrapers stretch into Lake Michigan as a Winter afternoon wears on. If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or...

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Red, White, and Blue Loop
Aug20

Red, White, and Blue Loop

Red, white, and blue skyscrapers along Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.   If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or...

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