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OKAY um WOW, you dont ususally see skyline shots of Chicago with the John Hancock Center but without the Sears Tower.
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I don't know if these have been posted here yet, but I found some more of Cushman's work:




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Great find.
I agree.

Do I see the IBM building under construction next to Marina City?

I find the picture very interesting because it shows the skyline transitioning from the classic 1930 skyline to the modern one.
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Could this be the sexiest thread ever? I think so, its so amazing seeing just how Chicago has changed so dramatically in 50 years, well along with most other major cities, but still its amazing. We just keep going higher and higher. Just think of what it will look like in another 30 years or so, and in 80 years, just imagine! Wow!
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What I find amazing is the general lack of a mass of buildings. The post office is one of the more prominent features in this picture, and while you do notice it when coming from the west, it's as an afterthought. You can see the Sears tower from Glen Ellyn on a clear day on the hill overlooking 355.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2008, 5:15 PM
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2008, 12:39 AM
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You gotta love a picture that shows the prep work on the ground for the construction of Trump Tower!

seriously though, that track space looking like a construction site is still there under the towers on the north side of the river and was once considered for usage as light rail that would have offered service from the west loop terminals (Union Station, Ogilvie) to Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier.
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Could this be the sexiest thread ever? I think so, its so amazing seeing just how Chicago has changed so dramatically in 50 years, well along with most other major cities, but still its amazing. We just keep going higher and higher. Just think of what it will look like in another 30 years or so, and in 80 years, just imagine! Wow!
the pieces of centralization have always been in place. What I think has changed was the concept of downtown that didn't exist those 50 years back to which you refer.

The old paradigm that said Loop=Downtown was highly restrictive and kept everything enclosed from the lake to river and from the river to Congress. Once the notion that the Loop was, though admittedly core, only one part of downtown, the real explosion took place.

JHC announced that the Mag Mile and its Near North surroundings were downtown (at its most chic), spurring incredible high rise growth from the river to North Avenue. Metra stations pushed downtown west of the river to the Kennedy in an area now part of the business heart of the city (while the old east Loop areas lost offices and added huge residential components to go with their very revived extended State Street retail core) and the burgeoning South Loop is America's fastest growing urban neighborhood.

The Loop got the ball rolling. If the river and lake to the north, west, and east and the railyards to the South hadn't hemmed in the area and put space at a premium and centralization a natural, the high rises would never have gone so high (as is a similiar case in Manhattan where its island location forced it up).

A high rise Loop then gave birth to the new DT areas surrounding it, spurred on by the availability of former rail yard, factory, and warehouse....with almost miniscule removal of housing units. Amazing in that regard!
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I posted the following in a different thread.
I thought I might as well place them here as well.


Frank Lloyd Wright's cubistic fantasy Midway Gardens. 1914 to 1929























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The first thing that springs to mind with that one is "zany." It is perhaps even a little ostentatious in its abundance of details. Nothing about the sum of the details really amounts to any great aesthetic whole for me. Maybe it's just not my taste (hopefully people will not infer from that statement that I have none).

I saw your other post with this building in whatever other thread that was, and you said that it is now under water. What exactly happened with it? Was it demolished and then thrown into the lake as trash? Did it sink? Not wanting to sound naive, but I don't know much about this one. Would have been great to have around as a physical manifestation of the aspirations and ideas of one of the world's great architects of a particular generation, even if it isn't necessarily a favorite of mine.
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Italian Court 625 N. Michigan Ave. 1954


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I want to post a group of photos & can not figure out how to make the images stick. How & why do I create a URL for the photo? Can anyone in cyber land help out?
Upload the photo to a hosting website such as imageshack.us. Then copy and past the link to the photo in your dialogue box.
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Michigan Ave. at Chicago Ave. 1921


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