Chicago River & Wacker Drive Photos

The Chicago loop is bounded on the north & west by the Chicago River & Wacker Drive which runs next to the river. A band of blocks along Wacker & the river has become the focus of some major modern office towers.

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Northern Chicago skyline from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Merchandise Mart by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White behind green 333 Wacker Drive & arched-roof 225 West Wacker both by Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc. + Perkins & Will. Chicago, IL.Chicago Sun-Times, buildings & commuter trains along North Branch of Chicago River from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Commuter trains move through canyons of Chicago from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.
Northern Chicago skyline from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Merchandise Mart (1931) (25 floors) by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White behind green 333 Wacker Drive (1983) (36 floors) & arched-roof 225 West Wacker (1989) (28 floors) both by Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc. + Perkins & Will. Chicago, IL.Chicago Sun-Times, buildings & commuter trains along North Branch of Chicago River from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Commuter trains move through canyons of Chicago 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.Green-roofed R.R. Donnelley Building from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.77 West Wacker. Chicago, IL.Marina City. 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 (1992) (49 floors) (77 West Wacker Drive) from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL. Architect: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura + DeStefano & Goettsch.77 West Wacker (1992) (50 floors). Chicago, IL. Architect: DeStefano & Partners. Marina City (1967) (61 floors) (300 North State St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Bertrand Goldberg Assoc..
Leo Burnett Building. Chicago, IL.LaSalle-Wacker Building. Chicago, IL.Highrises along Wacker Drive as it curves with Chicago River from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Sears Tower seen from Grant Park. Chicago, IL.
Leo Burnett Building (1989) (46 floors) (35 West Wacker Drive). Chicago, IL. Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Assoc. + Shaw & Assoc..LaSalle-Wacker Building (1930) (41 floors) (221 North LaSalle St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Holabird & Root + Rebori, Wentworth, Dewey & McCormick.Highrises along Wacker Drive as it curves with Chicago River from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Sears Tower seen from Grant Park. Chicago, IL.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Center over Chicago River. Chicago, IL.White 200 South Wacker Drive with Mercantile Exchange & short & tall Hartford Plaza buildings beyond. Chicago, IL.Hartford Plaza over West Adams St. Bridge. Chicago, IL.Hartford Plaza South over West Adams St. Bridge. Chicago, IL.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Center (1983 & 87) (40 floors) (30 & 10 South Wacker Drive) over Chicago River. Chicago, IL. Architect: Fujikawa Johnson & Assoc..White 200 South Wacker Drive (1981) (41 floors) with Mercantile Exchange & short & tall Hartford Plaza buildings beyond. Chicago, IL. Architect: Harry Weese Assoc..Hartford Plaza (1961 & 71) (20 & 33 floors) (150 South Wacker Drive) over West Adams St. Bridge. Chicago, IL. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Hartford Plaza South over West Adams St. Bridge. Chicago, IL.
Sears Tower over Hartford Plaza South & 200 South Wacker. Chicago, IL.UBS Tower. Chicago, IL.UBS Tower & 1 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.1 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.
Sears Tower over Hartford Plaza South & 200 South Wacker. Chicago, IL.UBS Tower (2001) (50 floors) (1 North Wacker Drive). Chicago, IL. Architect: Lohan Assoc..UBS Tower & 1 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.1 South Wacker Drive (1982) (40 floors). Chicago, IL. Architect: Murphy/Jahn Architects.
1 South Wacker, Hyatt Center & 111 South Wacker. Chicago, IL.Hyatt Center. Chicago, IL.Hyatt Center & 111 South Wacker. Chicago, IL.Upper floors of 111 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.
1 South Wacker, Hyatt Center & 111 South Wacker. Chicago, IL.Hyatt Center (2005) (48 floors) (71 South Wacker Drive). Chicago, IL. Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners + A. Epstein & Sons International.Hyatt Center & 111 South Wacker. Chicago, IL.Upper floors of 111 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.
111 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.Ground floor entrance of 111 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.200 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.Civic Opera Building. Chicago, IL.
111 South Wacker Drive (2005) (51 floors). Chicago, IL. Architect: Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects.Ground floor entrance of 111 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.200 South Wacker Drive (1981) (38 floors). Chicago, IL. Architect: Harry Weese Assoc..Civic Opera Building (1929) (45 floors) (20 North Wacker Dr.). Chicago, IL. Style: French Renaissance Revival & Art Deco. Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.
Upper story facade of Civic Opera Building. Chicago, IL.Civic Opera, UBS Tower & Mercantile Exchange Center. Chicago, IL.Riverside Plaza with Citigroup Center beyond. Chicago, IL.Terracing of Citigroup Center. Chicago, IL.
Upper story facade of Civic Opera Building. Chicago, IL.Civic Opera, UBS Tower & Mercantile Exchange Center. Chicago, IL.Riverside Plaza (former Chicago Daily News) (1929) (26 floors) (2 North Riverside Plaza) with Citigroup Center beyond. Chicago, IL. Architect: Holabird & Roche.Terracing of Citigroup Center. Chicago, IL.
Citigroup Center. Chicago, IL.Entrance of Citigroup Center. Chicago, IL.ABN AMRO Plaza Technology Center against Citibank building. Chicago, IL.ABN AMRO Plaza Technology Center. Chicago, IL.
Citigroup Center (former Citicorp Center & Northwestern Atrium) (1987) (37 floors) (500 West Madison St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Murphy/Jahn Architects.Entrance of Citigroup Center. Chicago, IL.ABN AMRO Plaza Technology Center against Citibank building. Chicago, IL.ABN AMRO Plaza Technology Center (2004) (29 floors) (540 West Madison St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: DeStefano & Partners.
Ground floors of ABN AMRO Plaza Technology Center. Chicago, IL.Boeing Headquarters. Chicago, IL.Boeing Headquarters above Chicago River. Chicago, IL.311 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.
Ground floors of ABN AMRO Plaza Technology Center. Chicago, IL.Boeing Headquarters (former Morton International Building) (1990) (36 floors) (100 North Riverside Plaza). Chicago, IL. Architect: Perkins & Will.Boeing Headquarters (former Morton International Building) above Chicago River. Chicago, IL.311 South Wacker Drive (1990) (65 floors). Chicago, IL. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Facade of 311 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.311 South Wacker Drive from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL.Skyline with Chicago Stock Exchange, 311 South Wacker, Sears Tower & Metro Correctional Center. Chicago, IL.
Facade of 311 South Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.311 South Wacker Drive (1990) (65 floors) from Sears Tower. Chicago, IL. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox + HKS, Inc..Skyline with Chicago Stock Exchange, 311 South Wacker, Sears Tower & Metro Correctional Center. Chicago, IL.

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