Saturday, December 8, 2007

Citicorp Center



This is Northwestern Atrium Center /Citicorp Center ...
completed in 1987 ...
designed by the architectural firm Murphy/Jahn ...

This 42 story, 588-foot tall glass-&-steel structure ...

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The first two floors house a major commuter railroad station serving the north and west suburbs.
- The north and south fa├žades resemble a waterfall with cascading curves of blue glass. The architect used similar forms on the interior of the Chicago Board of Trade Addition.
- The main entrance on Madison is a recessed telescoping archway, a device used by early Chicago architect Louis Sullivan in the Transportation Pavilion at the 1893 World's Fair.
- This is the tallest all-glass building in Chicago.

One South Wacker Drive



One South Wacker Drive ...
Completed in 1982 ...
designed by Helmut Jahn ..
Bordering streets : South Wacker Drive and West Madison Street ...


This massive mountain of glass-&-steel has all glass curtain walls in three colors ... black, silver & pink ... But on a clear day like this it always has a bluish-tinge ...

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James R Thompson Center



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It was completed in 1985 ..
Architect is Helmut Jahn ..

James R Thompson Center [named after a four-term Illinois governor].

The building houses state government offices, a post office, a rapid transit station. ... and . It is an example of post-modern architecture ... with sloping glass wall from one corner of the block to another. It looks like a spaceship has landed on the roads ... a big, shiny, cheerful spaceship.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Museum Campus






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Chicago's "Museum Campus" was opened in June 1998 ... It was created by the $110 million reconfiguration of Lake Shore Drive ... The Campus is Chicago Park District land that connects three Chicago cultural institutions ...
- The Shedd Aquarium,
- Field Museum,
- Adler Planetarium ...

The new Soldier Field was opened to the public in September 2003 ... This 'Stadium in a Park’ ... is another feature of the Museum Campus.

The Field Museum







Shedd Aquarium









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Adler Planetarium









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