The Tops: John Hancock Center West Antenna
Oct01

The Tops: John Hancock Center West Antenna

Hundreds of thousands of people have been to the 95th and 96th floors of the John Hancock Center (875 North Michigan Avenue), but few people ever see what’s really at the top of this magnificent building.  I mean the tippy top. It’s been almost a decade since we last gave the Hancock Center  The Tops treatment.  Since then we’ve seen the advent of HD television, HD radio, and an explosion in the number of microwave...

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The Tops: John Hancock Center East Antenna
Oct01

The Tops: John Hancock Center East Antenna

Hundreds of thousands of people have been to the 95th and 96th floors of the John Hancock Center (875 North Michigan Avenue), but few people ever see what’s really at the top of this magnificent building.  I mean the tippy top. It’s been almost a decade since we last gave the Hancock Center  The Tops treatment.  Since then we’ve seen the advent of HD television, HD radio, and an explosion in the number of microwave...

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The Tops: Crane Communications Building
Apr18

The Tops: Crane Communications Building

Today we continue our series called “The Tops.” Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike. Today’s building is the Crane Communications Building, until recently known as 150 North Michigan Avenue....

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The Tops: 350 West Mart Plaza
Apr11

The Tops: 350 West Mart Plaza

Today we continue our series called “The Tops.” Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike. Today’s building is 350 West Mart Plaza (350 North Orleans Street).  You can see here the green roof as it was...

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The Tops: Palmolive Building
Apr04

The Tops: Palmolive Building

Today we continue our series called “The Tops.”   Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike. Today’s building is The Palmolive Building (919 North Michigan Avenue).  At the top of the building is a...

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The Tops: The Chicago Water Tower
Mar28

The Tops: The Chicago Water Tower

Today we continue our series called “The Tops.”   Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike. Today’s building is the historic Chicago Water Tower (806 North Michigan...

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The Tops: Medinah Temple
Mar21

The Tops: Medinah Temple

  Today we continue our series called “The Tops.”   Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike. Today’s building is The Medinah Temple (600 North Wabash Avenue), known for its wonderful decorations...

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The Tops: Marina City
Mar14

The Tops: Marina City

Today we continue our series called “The Tops.”   Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike. Today’s building is Marina City (300 North State Street), known to tourists across the midwest as the...

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The Tops: Wrigley Building
Mar07

The Tops: Wrigley Building

Today we begin a new series called “The Tops.”   Every year, millions of people admire Chicago’s architecture.  Most people only get to see the city’s skyscrapers and landmarks from street level.  This series answers the question, “What’s up there?” for tourists and locals alike. We begin with one of Chicago’s oldest buildings that is also one of its newest landmarks, The Wrigley...

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