Straightened, edges hardened, and famously redirected, the Chicago River has figuratively and literally been bent to serve the city in various capacities.
City Tunnels - Secret Passageways Under the City. Many people don't realize it, but Chicago is chock full of tunnels, at least downtown. Chicago has been able to use tunnels to solve various infrastructure problems, [...]
The Legacy at Millennium Park is a 72-story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, located along S. Wabash Avenue, near E. Monroe Street. At 822 feet (251 meters), it is the thirteenth tallest building in Chicago. The [...]
The closure is another example of the impact of the dumping of foreign steel on American manufacturing. In 1894, Thomas Loftin Johnson moved the Johnson Steel Street Railway Company from Johnstown, Pennsylvania to Lorain, Ohio. [...]
Wolf Point is the location at the confluence of the North, South and Main Branches of the Chicago River in the present-day Near North Side, Loop, and Near West Side community areas of Chicago. This [...]
The Old Chicago Main Post Office is a nine-story-tall building in downtown Chicago. The original 1922 structure was a brick-sided mail terminal building, sited just east of the main building that spans the Eisenhower Expressway [...]
Heavy Industry In Decline. Idle Steel Mill and Processing Plant.
The Fisher Building is 20-story, 275-foot-tall (84 m) neo-Gothic landmark building located at 343 South Dearborn Street in the Chicago Loop community area of Chicago. Commissioned by paper magnate Lucius Fisher, the original building was [...]
The State of the Art of Architecture. Beginning in the early 1880s, architectural pioneers of the Chicago School explored the steel-frame construction and, in the 1890s, the use of large areas of plate glass. [...]
River West, one of Chicago's neighborhoods located within the Loop reach is going through major revitalization. From long empty and abandoned structures, there is a new move towards mass residential development. Along with great new architecture, [...]