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Old 12-07-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Some awesome shots I found on another forum. All credit goes to streets and soul

Overview of River North


A lot of new construction here


Chicago Ave El Station


You can look and slightly see remnants of the old neighborhood



This shows you how odd River North is, a drive-in hotel that looks like it belongs in Santa Barbara plopped straight into the middle of an area that has a wealth of new 500-800 ft condos.


and then there's this:



the Southern section, near Merchandise Mart, contains more wharehouses


This is getting near Cabrini territory, and you can clearly see what urban renewal did to this area. Today it looks clearly different from River North, with development from 60's to today.


Drive-In Townhomes


The Cabrini Green lowrises and a midrise.



Midrises and empty fields


Three remaining highrises. There used to be dozens of them.





Clearing out dirt for Cabrini Green's new multi-income replacement. One of the midrises is being demolished also.


Just behind the Green's lowrises is new development and the old Montgomery Ward wharehouse, which has been converted to mixed use

And the river


looking SW into the West Loop. the standout building is Skybridge.


Further west, we see the United Center and the beginnings of the real rough part of the West Side.


The lake street El is to the left, and Metra/Industrial tracks are to the right. To the right of the Metra tracks is the River West neighborhood, part of West Town.



There is an industrial belt that seperates West Town from River North:



This is Chicago Ave, which runs through Ukranian Village.



A lot of tapered roofs


On the extreme left is Division St and towards the upper right middle is Humboldt Park. If you look closely, you can see Milwaukee Avenue running diagonally through the picture.



The Chiconic Coyote building centers this picture in Wicker Park. 2 out of every 5 buildings in this shot are new infill built since 1999.



To the North, the neigborhood continues along with Milwaukee Avenue into Logan Square.


Back East over the expressway, this is the Western area of Lincoln Park



Further East. Towards the top left are the Lathrop Homes, which is a housing project complex in Lincoln Park



Lets move closer to the lake. Lincoln Park has an assortment of buildings of different sizes.



And this shot brings us back into the Near North side, this time its Old Town, which contains around 20 non-demolished old buildings. Nearly everything in this picture is infill.


Pretty much the same thing. In the extreme foreground is a towers-in-the park development that divides the neighborhood.


One of the refreshing areas is Wells Street, which is a lowrise shopping area.


Near that odd parking structure is North Avenue, the dividing line between the Near North Side and Lincoln Park


Lets go even further East.


Into the Gold Coast. This is a corner on Rush Street





The Gold Coast has a number of elegant lowrises.



But as you zoom out, you see that its almost wall to wall highrises.



and more


and more.



Lake Shore Drive and some buildings casting shadows.



Lake Shore Drive bend



Swimming?



People on the North edge of the Gold Coast have guaranteed views of Lincoln Park.





340 on the Park and the highrises of Hyde Park in the background.


It looks like the South Loop wilderness and the Lower West Side in the background


Southside grid.


Buildings.


Section of the Loop


Michigan Ave canyon
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:58 PM
 
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And the money shot of the north side (make sure to zoom)
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Great pics. But there are too many inaccuracies in the descriptions. Lathrop Homes, for example, are NOT in Lincoln Park! Positive ranking to you still though.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:19 PM
 
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Great pics. But there are too many inaccuracies in the descriptions. Lathrop Homes, for example, are NOT in Lincoln Park! Positive ranking to you still though.
Again, all credit goes to Streets and Soul. descriptions werent mine.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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Default chicago pictures

post your favorite pics of chicago
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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got these from skyscraperpage. the guys who posted these had a great eye...just awesome views...







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Old 11-15-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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What an ugly building on the top one.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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What an ugly building on the top one.
the circular one? i kinda like it. more european looking
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It looks kinda like corrugated cardboard. Or an ionic breeze fan.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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It looks kinda like corrugated cardboard. Or an ionic breeze fan.
You're referring to that first photo? It's actually two buildings - they're twins - and it's called Marina City. Among my favorite skyscrapers in the modern style, but it's all a matter of taste.

My favorite building in Chicago, though, is the Tribune Tower.
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