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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
As the Chicago Archdiocese moves forward, demolition of many Chicago churches is well under way. Fine Urban Art. Private Collection.