Alexander Calder's "Flamingo" is just one representative of Chicago's world-renowned public displays of sculpture
Chicagoans call this Sears Tower and you should too.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
The Bean (Cloud Gate)
The Picasso Sculpture
Chagall "The Four Seasons"
The City of Chicago covers an area of nearly 150,000 acres (approx. 234 square miles) and sits 578 feet above sea level on the shore of Lake Michigan, in northeastern Illinois. Lake Michigan is second largest of the Great Lakes (after Superior) and the 5th largest fresh water lake in the world, at 118 miles across and over 300 miles long.
Chicago is famous as a culturally diverse city, with the largest Polish-speaking population outside Poland, and vibrant African American, Hispanic, Asian, and many other ethnic communities woven into its 77 distinct neighborhoods.
The Chicago Water Tower and its associated pumping station across Michigan Avenue to the east were built in 1869 of limestone blocks quarried at Joliet Illinois. The tower is 154 feet tall, built to hide a 138-foot standpipe used to equalize water pressure. The standpipe quickly became obsolete and was removed in 1911. These two buildings were among the few to survive the great Chicago Fire of 1879.
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|A sweeping, magnificent view of the Chicago skyline across the lake can be had along East Solidarity Drive leading to the Shedd Aquarium. Chicago's lakefront is by ordinance protected from commercial development, but the city's politicians are seeking forever to give away the public's land to such dubious and misplaced projects as a "Children's Museum" or George Lucas' "Museum of Narrative Art" - really just a tribute to his enormous ego - which seeks to usurp open land south of Soldier Field (itself an enormous eyesore) for a building variously descriped as "blob architecture" and "a giant lump."|
Lions at The Art Institute
The Chicago Board of Trade
Des Plaines, Illinois 1940 Post Office Murals by James Michael Newell
A modest set of modern-day photographs of the great City of Chicago.
Subjects include selected shots from points of interest in the suburbs as well.
Picasso Sculpture | Chicago Water Tower | Adler Planetarium