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A week ago I took some pictures from the CNA building(big red building near Michigan Ave and Grant park). The views are some of the best in Chicago IMO. I posted this in the Chicago forum, so I decided to post it here as well. Sorry for the bad lighting conditions and the windows were pretty dirty, but some pictures still turned out pretty good, so enjoy!























































































































This triangular shaped building is actually a jail. You can see inmates on the roof area.




























 

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Great! The photos to the south show a new stadium along the lakefront. There seems to be a very old Greek or Roman style facade on the western edge of this building. What is it? Was there something there before that was destroyed?

In another photo (9th last) there are 2 black modernist blocks. Are they Mies Van der Rohe? They look very much like the TD Centre in Toronto and the Seagrams building in New York City.
 

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Great! The photos to the south show a new stadium along the lakefront. There seems to be a very old Greek or Roman style facade on the western edge of this building. What is it? Was there something there before that was destroyed?
That's the infamous Soldier Field.
 

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In another photo (9th last) there are 2 black modernist blocks. Are they Mies Van der Rohe? They look very much like the TD Centre in Toronto and the Seagrams building in New York City.
Yes isaidso - Mies designed those two building. They are part of the Federal Building Complex. The shorter of the two contains the Federal Courthouse.
 

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Great pictures of Chicago, that vantage points reveals a bit more detail that is usually lost from the heights of the Sears and John Hancock.

And that prison, what possessed the authorities to build it there and at that height?!! :lol:
 

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I think the building in the park was made by Gerhy.

Beautiful shots. Thanks. I love CHicago. I hope I can go there one day.
 
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