So, on July 22, I took Metra into the city to visit a friend who works on the 57th floor of the Prudential building. I also took my time taking pictures while strolling through the Loop until I had to hop back onto the train to go home at 3:30. I took alot of pics that day.
- I resized the pictures. They're alot easier to see now!
I arrive at Union Station around 9:30.
It really is a pretty building.
I then begin my stroll down Adams Street until I hit the river and take this picture
of (dare I say it?) The Willis
Then I look around the corner onto Franklin
And continue my walk along Adams...
...and down LaSalle Street
until I hit the Chicago Board of Trade
and the turn east onto Jackson Blvd
Then onto Clark until I reach Congress Parkway. That tan building in the middle is a jail.
...Then walk a little south of there
then back north until I hit my first destination: The Harold Washington Library, the largest public library in the world.
The inside of the library is nothing special, really, until you get up to the 9th floor; the Winter Garden.
After the library I decided to take State Street
The library from State
From State I take Washington until I reach Michigan Avenue. This is where I'm headed. The one to the right.
The Chicago Cultural Society
Looking down South Michigan
On my way to Prudential now.
Looking through Washington Street
Passing through Milleniumm Park
And up we go!
(Sorry for the glare in some of these)
The new Aqua
building. One of the coolest buildings in the city now, imo.
Close up of the Aon Center. Very closely resembles the WTC.
The famous Marina City
With this building in the foreground. I don't know exactly what it's called, but it's up on there on my top 5 list of favorite buildings in Chicago.
The one on the right of this one is pretty cool, too.
McCormick Place, Soldier Field, and the Field Museum in the foreground.
The Legacy at Millemium Park.
The Illinois Center
Another awesome building, the Hard Rock Hotel
The top of One Prudential Plaza. At one point this used to be the tallest building in the city.
The Art Institute, with the new Modern Wing at the left.
The Bean! (With Prudential's giant TV antenae in the foreground)
The top of the Board of Trade
The Wrigley (left) and the Tribune (right)
The corner of city hall is to the right
Back on the ground, the Prudential Plaza
and a shot of where I just was. Told you that antenae was huge!
My final destination was The Chicago Architectural Foudation (museum), right down Michigan Aenue, in the Santa Fe Building.
This is probably my favorite stretch of road in the entire city.
There's the Legacy again
The Art Institute of Chicago
Here we are at the Architectural Foundation. This is their main attraction, a big model of downtown Chicago, where 1 inch = 50 feet.
On the way back to Union Station, looking down Wabash Ae towards the Trump.
Well that's it. I hope you enjoyed.