Slice of Life: The Fountain of You
Aug11

Slice of Life: The Fountain of You

  Chicago is a city in a garden, and that garden’s city has a number of great fountains.  The big bad daddy of them all is, of course, Buckingham Fountain.  Broad enough to entertain throngs of tourists, and bold enough to set the stage for Al Bundy. This photo of the behemoth bubbler was captured by our own Bill Motchan, in a 35-second exposure that turned the spatters and gurgles into smooth flowing ribbons of liquid...

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Slice of Life: Chicago in Liquid Glass
Aug06

Slice of Life: Chicago in Liquid Glass

There are so many wonderful places to take pictures of Chicago’s skyline. One of them is from a boat! That’s how Dr. Robert L Vogelzang, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine got this great shot of the skyline reflected in an almost still Lake Michigan. If a boat is a little beyond your means, we’ve seen great skyline+water shots taken from Rainbow Beach and even Indiana Dunes.  So get out there...

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Drawn To Chicago by Kevin Frank
Aug04

Drawn To Chicago by Kevin Frank

Last week we mentioned how a lot of people seem to be drawn to drawing Chicago, rather than photographing, it these days. Several months ago, Kevin Frank sent in some great pictures of our fair city that he did, highlighting its skyline and the beloved Willis Tower. Take a look at his artwork below.  And for more, you can check out his web shop.      ...

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Chicago’s Skyline as a Snowflake
Dec24

Chicago’s Skyline as a Snowflake

It doesn’t take much to get on a politician’s mailing list. Complain about a needed stop sign, fill out a form at a public forum, or even simply register to vote and the next thing you know, you’re invited to any number of fundraisers and envelope-stuffing events. So it’s not remarkable that a Christmas card should show up this week from 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly. But what is noteworthy is the design of...

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Smoking Hot Model: Streeterville in Wood and Plastic
Aug26

Smoking Hot Model: Streeterville in Wood and Plastic

We post a lot of pictures of architectural models in this publication.  People love them. Of course, the mac-daddy of them all is the massive downtown model sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation on display (for free!) in the lobby of the Railway Exchange Building (224 South Michigan Avenue). The grand-daddy of them all is the one with all the model trains zipping through it (not even remotely close to free) down at the...

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Slice of Life: The Air Up Here
Jun14

Slice of Life: The Air Up Here

The view of Chicago’s downtown skyline from atop the dinky Ferris wheel at the Taste of St. Stan’s Carnival at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church in the Noble Square neighborhood. This article is the result of photos sent in by people just like you.  E-mail your pics to editor@ChicagoArchitecture.info....

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Your Views: Chicago’s Achingly Beautiful Skyline
May15

Your Views: Chicago’s Achingly Beautiful Skyline

How can you not love Chicago’s skyline?  Tall, wide, and it doesn’t have those gaps that so many less-developed cities do. Jeff Puro loves Chicago’s skyline.  So much so that he sent in some of his favorite pictures that he took.  Check them out below. And if you have cool Chicago photos you’d like to share, just e-mail them to editor@ChicagoArchitecture.info, and we’ll take care of...

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Chicago Buildings Get the Blues
Apr03

Chicago Buildings Get the Blues

It was in the name of art that I bundled up in layers last night and headed to The Bean. I was meeting up with the Chicago Digital Photo Meetup Group to photograph the city skyline in blue. Yesterday was Autism World Awareness Day, and blue is the official color of the event. What I found was a just handful of blue buildings—although the Pritzker Pavilion flashed blue, cyan, and a bunch of other colors, with the Blue Cross Blue Shield...

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Flowers and Towers
Aug20

Flowers and Towers

The downtown Chicago skyline as seen through a field of wildflowers. If you like this photograph, click here to order it as a poster or...

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Slice of Life: Skyline and Water
Aug09

Slice of Life: Skyline and Water

Chicago’s skyline finds itself framed, not by Lake Michigan, but by the North Branch of the Chicago River in this photograph taken from the North Avenue...

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