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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Chicago architecture by boat

When my sister was visiting last weekend we took a boat tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

If you're a fan of the Dave Matthews Band, you may recall a little incident in 2004 involving their tour bus, a Chicago bridge, and an architecture tour boat. While the band was out on the town, their bus driver drove the bus over the Kinzie Street bridge and dumped the contents of the waste tank. The surface of the bridge is mostly grates and the waste fell onto the passengers of the architecture tour boat. Altogether now: eeewwwwwww! More here if you're interested.

Any way, our tour guide cautioned us against craning our necks and gaping up at the bridges, but never mentioned why.

Here's some of the photos I took while we headed east on the river, out to Lake Michigan and Navy Pier:
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Lake Point Tower:
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Heading back west, into the Loop, here's the Wrigley Building (as in Wrigley chewing gum):
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The new Trump Tower under construction:Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
The Tribune (newspaper) building:Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

On the south and north branches of the river:Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I found your blog again by doing a search for "sweetfigs"! I sure did have a great time and can't wait to come back. I ordered info on Univ of Chicago & Northwestern for Beth. However, any comments to her about them were met with only mild interest. I'm afraid she has NYC colored glasses. Your photo's are great:)
Love, your sister

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Marianne said...

Love those old buildings!

11:49 AM  

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