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VivaLFuego Apr 10, 2008 5:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThisSideofSteinway (Post 3475399)
What a loss - I'm afraid to ask what replaced it...

Anywho, there is only one real reply to a thread of this caliber.

:banana: :banana: :banana:

Federal Plaza, one of the more significant and pristine Modernist spaces ever built. Designed by Mies, with a Calder sculpture in the plaza.
http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/fe...nter/index.htm

So at least the replacement was decent, but yeah the old building was incredible too.

pic courtesy of Lynn Becker:
http://www.lynnbecker.com/repeat/fedplaza/fromwest.jpg

cbotnyse Apr 24, 2008 4:51 PM

found some great photos here. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop...l/cdnhome.html


Old Comiskey Park construction.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...miskeypark.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...iskeypark1.jpg

Field Museum

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ieldmuseum.jpg


Madison St bridge

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...isonbridge.jpg

Marshall Fields window shopping, 1910

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...eldwindows.jpg


Navy Pier

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...o/navypier.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2.../navypier1.jpg

Potter Palmer's residence and Water Tower

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...mermansion.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...watertower.jpg

Ryan81 Apr 30, 2008 1:24 AM

Just one...
 
Posted by Ethereal Reality in the Waterview forum.

http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/3...lewackegx8.jpg

Ryan81 May 15, 2008 7:31 PM

1910:

http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/954/1910co4.jpg

1915: West From Railway Exchange Bldg

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/2...xchangefw6.jpg

1916: Jackson St Bridge

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7...dge1916yy5.jpg

1922

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/435/1922eu2.jpg

1925:

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/9575/19252dr9.jpg
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/166/1925ux6.jpg

1926:

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3821/19262tu8.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3372/19263sq8.jpg
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/648/19264za0.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6265/19265gl0.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1219/1926iy5.jpg
Jewel's Building - 1926:
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/6...ing1926il6.jpg

1927:
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/7332/1927gk3.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8065/1927lk6.jpg
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/6379/19272yv9.jpg
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1144/19273rl5.jpg
Clark Street - View North 1927:
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/376...rth1927ks9.jpg
From Furniture Mart - 1927:
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/5...art1927ge3.jpg
State Street - View South 1927:
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/104...uth1927zs3.jpg

1928:

http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/6679/1928iv5.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4503/19282in7.jpg
From Chicago Daily News Building - 1928:
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/7...bldg192jh3.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/466...bldg192zd4.jpg
View from Grant Park - 1928:
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/5...ark1928qv9.jpg
Mather Tower - 1928:
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/5...er19282jo4.jpg
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/4...wer1928at5.jpg

1929:

http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/9057/1929be4.jpg
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/4811/19292sl9.jpg
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/4716/19293ek3.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1773/19294ab5.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1479/19295qm1.jpg
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/3660/19296lu6.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8870/19297eh0.jpg
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/5134/19298jd9.jpg
LaSalle/Wacker Building - 1929:
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/645...ker1929am8.jpg

1971:
Sears Tower Construction:
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/8396/june1971ci6.jpg

i_am_hydrogen May 15, 2008 9:09 PM

Cool shots.

I wonder how long it took to build one floor of the Merchandise Mart. Absolutely massive.
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1773/19294ab5.jpg

ethereal_reality May 19, 2008 5:15 PM

Outer Drive Bridge nearing completion in 1937.

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/9...uge0508bc1.jpg


http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2...sabaughgd6.jpg
Chicago in 1964 by Art Sinsabaugh


http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/6...ago1912kj4.jpg
Chicago and North Western Station 1911.
Destroyed in 1984 and replaced by a mediocre Helmut Jahn building.


http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/4...lesannozx9.jpg
This is an obscure family slide from 1953.
Can anyone here place the location for me? Thanks

ardecila May 19, 2008 10:49 PM

ethereal, that last one was taken from the driveway at the concourse of Union Station, looking east across the south branch of the river.. The concourse, which actually sat above the tracks unlike the Great Hall 1 block west, was torn down in 1969 to be replaced with two modernist office boxes.

ethereal_reality May 20, 2008 2:01 AM

hi ardecila
Here is a pic of the lamented concourse (destroyed 1969) with the
Great Hall of Union Station directly behind.

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/4...scan192hu4.jpg

I didn't realize cars could park along that north/south driveway on the west side of the Chicago River (directly in front of the concourse ).
I can vaguely pick out the classical lighting fixture(s) that appear in the slide....AND in the concourse photograph.

You're really good at this. I'm impressed. :)

ethereal_reality May 20, 2008 2:17 AM

ardecila-
Do you have any information on the office tower that was originally
to rise above the Great Hall?

All I have is this tiny postcard...

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3...ion1925pu3.jpg

and I just found this illustration.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6...nchgounro6.jpg


Also, what is the expansive building directly north of the Great Hall?

aaron38 May 20, 2008 2:28 AM

I didn't know that about Union Station, the concourse.
When I took a train out of there in Feb, I thought it was kind of strange when I realized I was walking east out of the station footprint, under the street and into the basement of a building across the street.
Makes more sense now.

ethereal_reality May 20, 2008 3:16 AM

Diagonally across the river (and to the south) at Harrison and Wells
was Grand Central Station (1890)

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9...63publida4.jpg

It featured a 247 foot tower with a clock
13 feet in diameter (largest in the United States).

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9...ionchgosn6.jpg

Grand Central Station was razed in 1971.

ethereal_reality May 21, 2008 2:17 AM

Looking down towards the Millenium Park area in 1938

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/8...ont1938ix2.jpg

ethereal_reality May 21, 2008 2:35 AM

this is pretty much the same location 50 years earlier.

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5...nt1880szj5.jpg

chicagoguy1 May 21, 2008 7:35 PM

Great Pics! I do not see why people love the Mies Federal Plaza and Buildings; the dome federal building was Much, Much Better.

cbotnyse May 21, 2008 7:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 3564826)
Looking down towards the Millenium Park area in 1938

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/8...ont1938ix2.jpg

now that is some cool stuff. nice find. :tup:

i_am_hydrogen May 21, 2008 8:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chicagoguy1 (Post 3566264)
Great Pics! I do not see why people love the Mies Federal Plaza and Buildings; the dome federal building was Much, Much Better.

They're both great, but I'd prefer it if the old building were still standing. Chicago has plenty of other Mies buildings.

ethereal_reality May 23, 2008 2:20 PM

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4...ugemanyeh6.jpg

Clark and Diversey in 1911

Ayreonaut May 28, 2008 8:12 AM

I had to check out this thread again...and HOLY FREAKING GOD, words cannot come close to describing the level of pure Godliness present here. It's unfuckingbelievable.

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2008 4:01 AM

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8...blizzarsg9.jpg

Art Institute of Chicago, 1939 blizzard.

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2008 4:47 AM

Masonic Temple Building.....world's tallest 1892 to 1894.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4...gescan1gt2.jpg


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