Slice Of Life: Cubs #14 Honored In Lights At Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower
Jan28

Slice Of Life: Cubs #14 Honored In Lights At Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower at 300 E. Randolph is a Chicago landmark not just for its distinctive exterior but also because of the building’s lights. Every year the company creates dozens of lighting displays to promote wellness and other messages. A computerized lighting program creates the display, along with some manual assistance (closing certain blinds to accentuate the effect). This week, the Blue Cross lights offer a...

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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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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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What’s Going Up at Goettsch Partners
Mar11

What’s Going Up at Goettsch Partners

  Recently the people at Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners invited us into their Michigan Avenue offices to give us an update on what they’re working on.  We were impressed. Outside of the architecture industry, the name Goettsch Partners doesn’t ring too many bells.  Perhaps it is best known for the expansion of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois building (300 East Randolph Street), adding 24 stories to...

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Slice of Life: Curves, Stripes, and a Spire
Feb23

Slice of Life: Curves, Stripes, and a Spire

Everyone’s favorite new Chicago landmark, Cloud Gate, grabs onto the stright lines of 150 North Michigan Avenue, the Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 North Wabash Avenue), Millennium Park Plaza (151 North Michigan Avenue), and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Tower (300 East Randolph Street) and bends them to its...

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