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Chicago Tour - Part I

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I just got back from a week in Chicago and here are some of the pictures I took. I took ~1500 shots so it took me a while to filter through them....many of the shots I took were multiple shots of the same thing with different exposure/speed/etc. but some of the collection are below and in the other post parts. Enjoy! :)

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The Chicago Sun Times building that will be the location of Trump's new building. I had lunch with a lady I used to work with that now works in that building and she told me they had given all tenants 2.5 months to get out. Just a bit of inside information for you. 8-)

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The entrance to the Wrigley Building...a beautiful building on the river and Michigan Avenue!

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A shot down Michigan Avenue from the Michigan Ave. bridge.

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The Chicago Tribune building...perhaps the most beautiful building that exists in the US...the architecture is simply amazing!

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Not a job for just anyone!

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Another Michigan Avenue shot...notice the Tulips...the city is full of them!

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My old residential building...I miss this place! :(

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I believe this would be Rush Street...it's been a while so pardon me if I am wrong, LOL!

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Taken from the Water Tower courtyard towards the Water Tower Place mall

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A shot of Michigan Avenue from the center of Grant Park

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Looking NNW

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Construction along south Grant Park

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Construction along Michigan Avenue in south Grant Park

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Railyard in Grant Park

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Looking towards the Museum Campus from Grant Park

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Our hotel from Grant Park

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A city gardener working in a flower bed

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Dinosaur beside the Field Museum

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Skyline as seen from the employee parking lot at the Field Museum

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Looking towards Soldier Field from the Field Museum

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The Field Museum

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Inside of the Field Museum...it's absolutely beautiful...and huge!

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Skyline as seen from the north exit at the Field Museum

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Shedd Aquarium

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This guy is nuts...it was ~50F and winds were about 20-25 mph.

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Looking towards Navy Pier from the Museum Campus

Visit Part II!

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Nice pics Neo.

The Tribune Tower is spectacular.

Sure looks healthy in the construction field. Still lots of height or bulk being added to an already amazing skyline :)

I like the people shots. Nice to see ordinary folk going about their business in another city and country.

...and some very beautiful parks!! Are they peach or cherry blossoms in the last few pics? Nice!!

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Nice pics buddy! Chicago's really cleaning up its act, with all that new construction and that new park, and their focus on good architecture.

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Nice pics buddy! Chicago's really cleaning up its act, with all that new construction and that new park, and their focus on good architecture.

Yeah, Chicago really has cleaned up their act. In fact, as clean as Charlotte is I'd say that Chicago puts Charlotte to shame! :ph34r:

Delta, those were Cherry Blossoms I believe. It's simply a beautiful city! 8-) They also have tulips everywhere this time of year.

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Do you have any relatively close-up pictures of the John-Hancock Tower?

How close up are we talking here? :P

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Fairly close. Could you possibly get a little closer than the pictures in your other thread-Part II. I just love the architecture of that building!

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You may have to wait till my next trip to Chicago next year (hopefully). I don't live there anymore. However...I would HIGHLY suggest you check out this website:

http://www.chicagouncommon.com

She is a fantastic photographer and does 95% of her photography in Chicago (she lives in the 'burbs). Her work is really jaw dropping!

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Beautiful, one of my favorite pics is this one:

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What is the name of the building under construction?

I hope to see more pics in the Chicago section later this week when I get DSL. Chi-town is one of my favs!

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It's a residential building going up there. I forget the name of it but it's right off of Randolph between State/Michigan.

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Of all the cities I've been to or have seen pictures of, Chicago is by far my favorite city when it comes to skylines, people, and the shear energy of the place. Great pics. Please keep them coming!

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I'm on Dial-up and wasn't gonna bother with the pictures, but I recognize all those places from the descriptions. Quite a tour! I'd love to go to Shedd aquarium sometime. Did you ever make it out to Oak Park? The neighborhood around Frank Lloyd Wright's personal home is filled with a ton of his work, and even the ones that aren't by him are simply gorgeous. It's a beautiful neighborhood. If you ever have occasion, take the blue line El out to the Oak Park stop and have a look around. To this day it's one of my favorite places in the whole Chicagoland area.

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