Chicago Loop Photos

The several blocks contained by the elevated loop rapid transit system define the core of downtown Chicago & its public buildings.

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Skyline of the core of Chicago from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Brown Century Tower, blue Florsheim Tower, octagonal Randolph Tower, white 180 N. LaSalle, round sky lit Thompson Center & semi-round-topped 120 N. LaSalle from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Century Tower & Randolph Tower from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Black 321 North Clark by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill over LaSalle-Wacker Building by Holabird & Roche + Andrew N. Rebori from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.
Skyline of the core of Chicago from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Brown Century Tower, blue Florsheim Tower, octagonal Randolph Tower, white 180 N. LaSalle, round sky lit Thompson Center & semi-round-topped 120 N. LaSalle from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Century Tower (1930) (28 floors) (by Thielbar & Fugard) (182 West Lake St.) & Randolph Tower (1929) (45 floors) (by Vitzhum & Burns) (188 West Randolph St.) from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Black 321 North Clark (1987) (35 floors) by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill over LaSalle-Wacker Building (1930) (41 floors) by Holabird & Roche + Andrew N. Rebori (221 North LaSalle St.) from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.
Green-roofed R.R. Donnelley Building from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Round skylight of Illinois State Building from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.R.R. Donnelley Building & white Chicago Title Tower from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Chicago Title Tower & Daley Civic Center from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.
Green-roofed R.R. Donnelley Building (1992) (49 floors) (77 West Wacker Drive) from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL. Architect: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura + DeStefano & Goettsch.Round skylight of Illinois State Building from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL. R.R. Donnelley Building (green) & white Chicago Title Tower from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Chicago Title Tower (1992) (50 floors) (161 North Clark St.) & Daley Civic Center from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Chicago core skyscrapers around Chase Tower from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Apartments along East Randolph Street, Millennium Park & South Michigan Avenue from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Blue Inland Steel & white 55 West Monroe buildings from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.
Chicago core skyscrapers around Chase Tower from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Apartments along East Randolph Street, Millennium Park & South Michigan Avenue from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Blue Inland Steel & white 55 West Monroe (former Xerox) buildings from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Sears Tower (1974) (108 floors) (# South Franklin St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill + Franklin & Jackson.
Green roof of Harold Washington Library Center behind Fisher, Old Colony, Plymouth & Manhattan buildings, the oldest skyscrapers in Chicago. Chicago, IL.Facade of Harold Washington Library Center. Chicago, IL.South Dearborn Street with oldest skyscrapers Fisher, Old Colony, Plymouth & Manhattan buildings. Chicago, IL.South facade of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Green roof of Harold Washington Library Center behind Fisher, Old Colony, Plymouth & Manhattan buildings, the oldest skyscrapers in Chicago. Chicago, IL.Facade of Harold Washington Library Center. Chicago, IL. South Dearborn Street with oldest skyscrapers Fisher, Old Colony, Plymouth & Manhattan buildings. Chicago, IL. South facade of Marquette Building. Chicago, IL.
Grey Edison Building, red Marquette Building, & mirrored Chase Center. Chicago, IL.Marquette Building, Chase Center & Federal Center seen through Calder's Flamingo. Chicago, IL.Chase Center flanked by Marquette & Federal Center buildings. Chicago, IL.Terraced Bankers Building by Burnham Brothers & arched Edison Building by D.H. Burnham & Co. Chicago, IL.
Grey Edison Building, red Marquette Building, & mirrored Chase Center. Chicago, IL.Marquette Building, Chase Center & Federal Center seen through Calder's Flamingo. Chicago, IL.Chase Center (2003) (39 floors) (131 South Dearborn St.) flanked by Marquette & Federal Center buildings. Chicago, IL. Architect: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura + DeStefano & Partners.Terraced Bankers Building (1927) (41 floors) by Burnham Brothers & arched Edison Building (1907) (20 floors) by D.H. Burnham & Co. Chicago, IL.
Flamingo sculpture by Alexander Calder in front of Federal Building. Chicago, IL.Federal Center & Calder flamingo stabile from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.One Financial Place. Chicago, IL.horse sculpture named San Marco II by Ludovico di Luigi in courtyard of One Financial Place. Chicago, IL.
Flamingo (1974) sculpture by Alexander Calder (230 South Dearborn St.) in front of Federal Building. Chicago, IL. Architect: Mies van der Rohe. Federal Center & Calder flamingo stabile from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.One Financial Place (1985) (39 floors) (440 South LaSalle St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Lucien Lagrange of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.horse sculpture named San Marco II by Ludovico di Luigi in courtyard of One Financial Place. Chicago, IL.
Chicago Board of Trade. Chicago, IL.Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Chicago, IL.The Berghoff Restaurant. Chicago, IL.55 West Monroe. Chicago, IL.
Chicago Board of Trade (1930) (45 floors) (141 West Jackson Blvd.). Chicago, IL. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Holabird & Root. On National Register. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (1922) (15 floors) (230 South LaSalle St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White + Holabird & Root + Naess & Murphy.The Berghoff Restaurant (1872) (17-27 West Adams). Chicago, IL.55 West Monroe (1980) (41 floors) (former Xerox Building). Chicago, IL. Architect: Murphy/Jahn Architects.
Chase Tower. Chicago, IL.Inland Steel Building. Chicago, IL.Chase Center & 55 West Monroe. Chicago, IL.Art Nouveau corner entrance of Carson Pirie Scott department store. Chicago, IL.
Chase Tower (1969) (60 floors) (21 South Clark St.) (former First National Bank Building, then Bank One Plaza). Chicago, IL. Architect: C.F. Murphy & Assoc. + Perkins & Will. Inland Steel Building (1958) (19 floors) (30 West Monroe St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Chase Center & 55 West Monroe. Chicago, IL.Art Nouveau corner entrance of Carson Pirie Scott department store. Chicago, IL.
Clock on corner of Marshall Field & Co. Chicago, IL.Reliance Building with white terra cotta. Chicago, IL.Chicago Theater. Chicago, IL.Oriental Theater. Chicago, IL.
Clock on corner of Marshall Field & Co. Chicago, IL. Reliance Building (1890 & 1894) (14 floors) (32 North State St.) with white terra cotta. Chicago, IL. Architect: C. Atwood of Burnham & Root. On National Register.Chicago Theater (1921) (175 North State St.). Chicago, IL. Style: Beaux-Arts. Architect: C.W. Rapp & Geo. L. Rapp. Oriental Theater (1926) (23 floors) (32 West Randolph). Chicago, IL. Architect: C.W. Rapp & Geo. L. Rapp.
ABC Building. Chicago, IL.Monumental statue by Pablo Picasso on Plaza of Richard J. Daley Center. Chicago, IL.James R. Thompson Center. Chicago, IL.Depaul University Loop Campus, at Jackson & State streets. Chicago, IL.
ABC Building (1917) (12 floors) (#1 North State St.) (former State Lake movie theater). Chicago, IL. Architect: C.W. Rapp & Geo. L. Rapp.Monumental statue by Pablo Picasso on Plaza of Richard J. Daley Center. Chicago, IL. James R. Thompson Center (former State of Illinois Center) (1985) (17 floors) (100 West Randolph St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Murphy/Jahn Architects. Depaul University Loop Campus, at Jackson & State streets. Chicago, IL.

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