Skyline: Chicago, IL

 

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed one-third of the city was one of the worst disaster in 19th century U.S.A. The quote “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men” by Martha Graham held true for Chicago during that time. Rather than dampen the spirit of Chicagoans, it spurred the city to get back to its feet and literally transformed it into one of the most populous and economically important American cities.

One of the unique trait of the city’s scape is that most of its high-rise buildings are found near the lake. This was all part of Daniel Burnham‘s “Plan of Chicago.” The name may sound familiar with Filipinos. This is because his city planning projects did not stop at Chicago. He was commissioned to make the Plan of Manila and Baguio in the Philippines. His plan for Manila was ignored, except for Roxas Boulevard, but he was successful with Baguio. He laid the the plan for the city of Baguio, hence Burnham Park.

 

view from the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum

view from the Adler Planetarium

 

view from the Shedd Aquarium

view from the Shedd Museum

 

view from the John Hancock Center Observatory

view from the John Hancock Center Observatory

 

view from the John Hancock Center Observatory

 

view from the John Hancock Center Observatory

 

view from the John Hancock Center Observatory

 

view from Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

view from Sears Tower

 

view from Sears Tower 

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~ by Happy Sole on March 19, 2010.

One Response to “Skyline: Chicago, IL”

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