Chicago

Presented are a series of photos from a trip to Chicago on March 20, 2004. Included are shots of the Chicago skyline, a number of interesting buildings seen along the way, studies of the Marshall Field's store and a number of views from the John Hancock 94th floor Observatory.

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IKEA

The hulking blue monument to capitalism, Swedish design and Chinese manufacturing

IKEA

Looking down onto the stock floor.

IKEA

Gazing across one of the atriums.

IKEA

Escalator leading to the stock floor. The coolest thing about this place is the special shopping-cart escalators.

Chicago Skyline

From I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) near the Wrigleyville (Addison St.) exit.

Sears Tower

From I-90 (Kennedy Expressway).

Hancock Building and friends

From I-90 (Kennedy Expressway).

Sears Tower and friends

From I-90 (Kennedy Expressway).

Sears Tower

Another view from I-90 (Kennedy Expressway).

Sears Tower

Another view from I-90 (Kennedy Expressway).

Sears Tower

Another view, this time close to the Loop exits.

Sears Tower and friends

Another view, this time close to the Loop exits.

Sears Tower and friends

Another view, this time close to the Loop exits.

Sculpture

Sculpture placed along the Kennedy. A few yards earlier the sun angle made it a dazzling spot of brillance.

Sears Tower and friends

Yet another view, close by the Loop exits.

Sears Tower and METRA

A commuter train passes over the highway.

Billboard

A funny billboard spotted along the way.

Sears Tower and friends

Just before the I-90 "tunnel".

Washington Street

Heading east.

Skyscrapers

As seen from Washington Street.

Washington Street

Farther east, away from I-90.

Washington Street

The concrete canyon.

Skyscraper

As seen from Washington Street.

Washington Street

Approaching an "el" track.

Skyscrapers

As seen rising above Marshall Field's. Tallest is the Amoco Building.

Skyscrapers

A closer view.

Marshall Field's

Occupies block bounded by Randolph, State, Washington and Wabash.

Sculpture

Seen at the eastern end Washington Street. Looks like leftover scrap from the "new" Soldier Field.

Michigan Ave.

Looking up Michigan Ave from Randolph.

New Building

Across Wabash from Marshall Field's. Note the preserved facades.

New Building

Closer view. The builder has saved three facades from buildings demolished at the site.

North Atrium

Looking up the North Atrium inside Marshall Field's.

North Atrium

Another view of the North Atrium from the ground floor.

Tiffany Ceiling

In the South Atrium, which is interrupted on the 7th floor by the Walnut Room restaurant.

South Atrium

Looking up at the Tiffany Ceiling.

Unnamed Atrium

Atrium in the southeast part of the store. Extensively remodeled with numerous escalators.

Weird Family

A "family" of mannequins. The expressions are..different.

Espresso, anyone?

A hot pink espresso machine seen for sale in the basement level.

Fuzzy and pink

A stuffed dog with fuzzy pink coat.

Giant old ad

Seen from the upper floors, looking southwest.

North Atrium

Looking at the upper floors of the North Atrium.

North Atrium

Closer view of the upper floors.

North Atrium

Looking down towards the ground floor. The cafe on the 7th floor can be seen on the far side of the photo.

Tiffany Ceiling

Closer view of the Tiffany Ceiling in the south atrium.

Tiffany Ceiling

Closer view.

Tiffany Ceiling

Closer view.

Tiffany Ceiling

Brian Latham contemplating the Tiffany Ceiling.

Tiffany Ceiling

Closer view.

Tiffany Ceiling

View of cracks in the archway above the window. Each arch had similar cracks.

Tiffany Ceiling

Closer view of the detail work.

Tiffany Ceiling

Even closer detail view.

Tiffany Ceiling/South Atrium

Looking towards the north window.

Tiffany Ceiling/South Atrium

Closer view of the work at the north window.

Skyscraper

As seen from Chicago Ave. between State and Michigan.

Skyscraper

As seen from Chicago Ave. between State and Michigan.

Skyscraper

As seen from Chicago Ave. between State and Michigan.

John Hancock Building

John Hancock Building

With the Water Tower and Water Tower Place.

John Hancock Building

With the Water Tower.

Water Tower

The Chicago Water Tower, framed by the Hancock Building and surrounding skyscrapers.

Water Tower Place

The elevator well at Water Tower Place, seen from the 7th floor.

Water Tower Place

The elevator well at Water Tower Place, seen from the 7th floor.

John Hancock Building

Seen from the corner of Michigan Ave. and East Chestnut St.

John Hancock Building

Seen from the plaza.

Navy Pier

Seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Navy Pier

Seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Lake Shore Drive

Traffic jam as seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

From the Amoco Building to the Sears Tower, as seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

As seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Tribune Tower

As seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Water Tower

As seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Sears Tower

As seen from the outdoor viewing area at the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

Amoco Building to the Sears Tower, as seen from the outdoor viewing area at the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

Another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

Another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

Another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

Group as seen between Navy Pier and the Amoco Building from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Sears Tower

Another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Sears Tower

Another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Lake Shore Drive

Another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Lake Shore Drive/Michigan Ave.

Another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Lake Michigan

Waves coming ashore as seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Lake Michigan

Waves coming ashore; another view from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

Looking north from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Chicago Skyline

Looking north from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

Neon Sign

Old neon sign at what is now the Allerton Crowne Plaza Hotel, as seen from the Hancock Observatory (94th floor).

John Hancock Building

As seen from the plaza.

Water Tower

The Chicago Water Tower, looking south along Michigan Ave.