…along the Chicago River.
So many of you recommended this cruise and I found myself on an almost empty boat to make the voyage. We started just east of Michigan Ave.
The tall building on the left is the Trump International Hotel and Tower. It is the tallest structurally all-concrete building in the world.
We went under 21 bridges on the cruise.
This is Marina City, highly innovative when they were completed in the 1960’s by Bertrand Goldberg.
See how the corner of this building really isn’t a corner. This type of construction yields 4 corner offices instead of just 2 bringing in more revenue. Wouldn’t you prefer a corner office? I would if I didn’t have to pay for it.
The brochure says that this is 333 West Wacker Dr. Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Chicago debut and that it is a good example of contextualism, with a curved, shimmering, green-tinted facade flowing in harmony with the river’s hue.
The center building in this photo is now called the Willis Tower. It used to be called the Sears Tower. It was the world’s tallest building for 24 years.
A three-story art deco statue of Ceres, goddess of agriculture (particularly grain), caps the Chicago Board of Trade Building which has been given a National Historic Landmark designation. Here’s the full building way at the end of this street.
Here’s what a full boat looks like. I was happy to be on our boat with only about 10 other people.
The building on the right with 2 parts, one shorter and the other tall is the Boeing Headquarters.
This is the Centennial Fountain on the North bank of the Chicago River. Every hour, for ten minutes, the fountain shoots a massive water arc across the river from a modernist tiered waterfall.
The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. It is 140 Ft. high.
This center building is called Aqua. It was designed by and it is the tallest building the the U.S. designed by a woman. It has unique wave like balconies. The next photo is a view of the building looking up at it.
There is still so much to show from Chicago. Tiffany glass dome, the Art Museum, Graceland Cemetery oh my!
We are on our second day of sunshine here in the Seattle area. People are smiling everywhere I go. Yesterday after church we were able to get all our yard work done so now we can enjoy the weather. I’m still taking in everything we heard at our conference on the weekend. One theme that was woven through the talks by the 3 major speakers was the pure undiluted Gospel. So refreshing…