Chicago in Pictures

Chicago in Pictures

Chicago is famously known as the birthplace of the skyscraper, and the city boasts an impressive collection of tall buildings. From the early designs of Louis Sullivan, Burnham & Root and Holabird & Roche to the contemporary supertalls designed by Bruce Graham, Fazlur Rahman Khan and Adrian Smith, Chicago’s famous towers reveal the evolution of building design and display the complete history of modern architecture as we know it. And as periods and tastes change, so do the buildings. The elaborate ornamentation of Louis Sullivan was replaced by the no-nonsense minimalism of Mies van der Rohe, which was then later mocked by the early postmodernist Chicago Seven.

Chicago in Pictures

Wrigley Building, 1924, by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White Tribune Tower, 1923, by Howells & Hood
Wrigley Building, 1924, by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Tribune Tower, 1923, by Howells & Hood

Chicago in Pictures

Chicago in Pictures

Art Institute of Chicago

Allerton Building, Grand Staircase
Art Institute of Chicago, Allerton Building, Grand Staircase
Lurie Garden
Lurie Garden, Millennium Park
Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor
Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, Millennium Park
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Crown Fountain
Crown Fountain, Millennium Park
Robie House
Robie House
Robie House
Robie House

Chicago in Pictures

Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Oak Park
Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Oak Park
Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Oak Park - Playroom
Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Oak Park – Playroom
Frank Lloyd Wright Studio, Oak Park
Frank Lloyd Wright Studio, Oak Park
Edward R. Hills (Hills-DeCaro) House, Oak Park Remodelled by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906
Edward R. Hills (Hills-DeCaro) House, Oak Park
Remodelled by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906
Miró's Chicago
Miró’s Chicago
Daley Plaza - The Chicago Picasso (aka The Picasso), untitled sculpture by Picasso
Daley Plaza – The Chicago Picasso (aka The Picasso), untitled sculpture by Picasso
Federal Building, 1975, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe  Flamingo, a red steel creation by sculptor Alexander Calder
Federal Building, 1975, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Flamingo, a red steel creation by sculptor Alexander Calder
Chicago City Hall, 1911, by Holabird & Roche
Chicago City Hall, 1911, by Holabird & Roche
John Hancock Center, 1969, by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
John Hancock Center, 1969, by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Willis Tower, 1973, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Willis Tower, 1973, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Chicago in Pictures

Wrigley Building, 1924, by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Wrigley Building, 1924, by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
333 West Wacker Drive, 1983, by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
333 West Wacker Drive, 1983, by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
Marina City, 1967, by Bertrand Goldberg
Marina City, 1967, by Bertrand Goldberg
Chicago Board of Trade Building, 1930, by Holabird and Root
Chicago Board of Trade Building, 1930, by Holabird and Root
Chicago Board of Trade Building, 1930, by Holabird and Root
Chicago Board of Trade Building, 1930, by Holabird and Root
Sullivan Center, 1903, by Louis Sullivan
Sullivan Center, 1903, by Louis Sullivan
Marquette Building, 1895, Holabird & Roche
Marquette Building, 1895, Holabird & Roche
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Italian Village
Italian Village
Italian Village
Italian Village

Out For An Evening Stroll

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"Flying Pigs on Parade - a Chicago River folly," New World Design Ltd., November 2016
“Flying Pigs on Parade – a Chicago River folly,” New World Design Ltd., November 2016

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