Michigan Avenue South of Chicago River Photos

Michigan Avenue is the prime boulevard through Chicago & the Chicago River divides it into two distinct sections. Michigan Avenue south of the River, for the most part, forms the border between an intact row of heritage skyscrapers & Millennium or Grant Parks & their lakefronts.

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Black Sears Tower, red CNA Plaza, McCormick, Metropolitan, Santa Fe, & Park Monroe buildings over gardens of Grant Park. Chicago, IL.Buildings of South Michigan Avenue over Chicago METRA commuter train. Chicago, IL.Red CNA Plaza, McCormick, & Metropolitan buildings over gardens of Grant Park. Chicago, IL.Buildings of Michigan Avenue over Grant Park. Chicago, IL.
Black Sears Tower, red CNA Plaza, McCormick, Metropolitan, Santa Fe, & Park Monroe buildings over gardens of Grant Park. Chicago, IL.Buildings of South Michigan Avenue over Chicago METRA commuter train. Chicago, IL.Red CNA Plaza, McCormick, & Metropolitan buildings over gardens of Grant Park. Chicago, IL.Buildings of Michigan Avenue over Grant Park. Chicago, IL.
Buildings of Michigan Avenue over Crown Fountain of Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. seen through the trellis over the Great Lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. & Randolph St. seen through latticework trellis covering of lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Buildings of Michigan Avenue over Crown Fountain of Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Buildings of Michigan Avenue over Crown Fountain of Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. seen through the trellis over the Great Lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. & Randolph St. seen through latticework trellis covering of lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Buildings of Michigan Avenue over Crown Fountain of Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa has two 50-foot glass block towers at ends of wading pool upon which are projected faces of Chicago citizens in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor with its mirror-polished stainless steel surface is a popular attraction in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Millennium Park from above tucked between Michigan Av., Randolph St. & waterfront. Chicago, IL.Overview of highrises along Michigan Avenue including red CNA Plaza seen against Grant Park & boats on Lake Michigan. Chicago, IL.
Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa has two 50-foot glass block towers at ends of wading pool upon which are projected faces of Chicago citizens in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL. Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor with its mirror-polished stainless steel surface is a popular attraction in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Millennium Park from above tucked between Michigan Av., Randolph St. & waterfront. Chicago, IL. Overview of highrises along Michigan Avenue including red CNA Plaza seen against Grant Park & boats on Lake Michigan. Chicago, IL.
The Bowman by Ivan Mestrovic at Grant Park. Chicago, IL.The Bowman in front of Sullivan's Auditorium Building. Chicago, IL.Auditorium Building. Chicago, IL.Fine Arts Building. Chicago, IL.
The Bowman (1928) by Ivan Mestrovic at Grant Park. Chicago, IL.The Bowman in front of Sullivan's Auditorium Building. Chicago, IL. Auditorium Building (1890) (17 floors) (430 South Michigan Ave.) (now Roosevelt University). Chicago, IL. Architect: Adler & Sullivan. On National Register.Fine Arts Building (1898) (10 floors) (410 South Michigan Ave.) (former The Studebaker Building). Chicago, IL. Architect: Solon S. Berman.
Chicago Club. Chicago, IL.Eagle statue on facade of Chicago Club. Chicago, IL.McCormick Building. Chicago, IL.CNA Plaza. Chicago, IL.
Chicago Club (1930) (81 East Van Buren Street or 404 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Granger & Bollenbacher.Eagle statue on facade of Chicago Club. Chicago, IL.McCormick Building (1910) (20 floors) (332 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Holabird & Roche.CNA Plaza (1972) (44 floors) (former Continental Center III) (325 South Wabash Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.
Metropolitan Tower. Chicago, IL.Lantern dome & carved buffalo heads of Metropolitan Tower. Chicago, IL.Santa Fe Building. Chicago, IL.Park Monroe. Chicago, IL.
Metropolitan Tower (1924) (30 floors) (310 South Michigan Ave.) (former Britannica Center, Continental National Insurance Company, Straus Building). Chicago, IL. Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.Lantern dome & carved buffalo heads of Metropolitan Tower. Chicago, IL.Santa Fe Building (1904) (17 floors) (224 South Michigan Ave.) (former Railway Exchange). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co.. Park Monroe (former Mid-Continental Plaza) (1972) (50 floors) (55 East Monroe). Chicago, IL. Architect: Shaw & Assoc..
Symphony Center. Chicago, IL.Facade detail of Symphony Center. Chicago, IL.Peoples Gas Company Building. Chicago, IL.Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Symphony Center (1905) (former Theodore Thomas Orchestra Hall) (220 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co.. On National Register.Facade detail of Symphony Center. Chicago, IL.Peoples Gas Company Building (1911) (20 floors) (122 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co.. Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Lake View Building to left of School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.School of the Art Institute of Chicago with frieze showing Zeus presiding over athletic games by Leon Harmant. Chicago, IL.School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wolberg Hall. Chicago, IL.Classical sculptures standing on pediments over portals of School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Lake View Building (1912) (17 floors) (116 South Michigan Ave.) to left of School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Style: Chicago Style. Architect: Jenney, Mundie & Jensen.School of the Art Institute of Chicago with frieze showing Zeus presiding over athletic games by Leon Harmant. Chicago, IL.School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wolberg Hall (1908) (18 floors) (112 South Michigan) (former Illinois Athletic Club Building). Chicago, IL. Architect: Barnett, Hayes, & Barnett.Classical sculptures standing on pediments over portals of School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Monroe Building with gabled roof & twisted columns. Chicago, IL.The University Club. Chicago, IL.Chicago-style office buildings on South Michigan Av. Chicago, IL.The Gage Group building. Chicago, IL.
Monroe Building with gabled roof & twisted columns. Chicago, IL. The University Club (1908) (12 floors) (76 East Monroe St. at Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Holabird & Roche. Chicago-style office buildings on South Michigan Av. Chicago, IL.The Gage Group building (1900) (12 floors) (18 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Holabird & Roche.
Gothic upper stories of Chicago Athletic Association Building. Chicago, IL.Chicago Athletic Association. Chicago, IL.Willoughby Tower beside Chicago Athletic Association building. Chicago, IL.Details of crown of Willoughby Tower. Chicago, IL.
Gothic upper stories of Chicago Athletic Association Building. Chicago, IL.Chicago Athletic Association (1893) (12 South Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Henry Ives Cobb.Willoughby Tower (1929) (38 floors) (8 South Michigan Ave.) beside Chicago Athletic Association building. Chicago, IL. Architect: Samuel N. Crowen & Assoc..Details of crown of Willoughby Tower. Chicago, IL.
6 North Michigan Avenue by Schmidt, Garden & Martin; Smith, Gaylord & Cross Building ; & 30 North Michigan Av. by Jarvis Hunt. Chicago, IL.Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL.Heritage at Millennium Park + white Smurfit-Stone Buildings. Chicago, IL.Smurfit-Stone Building. Chicago, IL.
6 North Michigan Avenue (The Tower Building) (1898) (22 floors) by Schmidt, Garden & Martin; Smith, Gaylord & Cross Building (1882); & 30 North Michigan Av. (1914) (21 floors) by Jarvis Hunt. Chicago, IL.Chicago Cultural Center (former Chicago Public Library) (1897) (78 East Washington St.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge + Holabird & Root.Heritage at Millennium Park (2004) (57 floors) (130 North Garland Court) + white Smurfit-Stone Buildings. Chicago, IL. Architect: Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz, & Assoc..Smurfit-Stone Building (1984) (41 floors) (150 North Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: A. Epstein & Sons.
One & Two Prudential Plaza & Aon Center over gardens of Grant Park. Chicago, IL.Crown detail of Carbide & Carbon Building. Chicago, IL.35 East Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.Classical terra cotta dome of 35 East Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.
One & Two Prudential Plaza & Aon Center over gardens of Grant Park. Chicago, IL. Crown detail of Carbide & Carbon Building. Chicago, IL. 35 East Wacker Drive (1926) (40 floors) (former North American Life Building, Pure Oil Building, Jewelers Building). Chicago, IL. Architect: Joachim Giaver & Frederick Dinkelberg of D.H. Burnham & Co..Classical terra cotta dome of 35 East Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.
Unitrin Building beside 35 East Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL.Mather Tower. Chicago, IL.Crown detail of Mather Tower. Chicago, IL.London Guarantee & Accident Building. Chicago, IL.
Unitrin Building (1962) (41 floors) beside 35 East Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL. Architect: Shaw, Metz & Assoc..Mather Tower (1928) (42 floors) (75 East Wacker Drive). Chicago, IL. Architect: Herbert Hugh Riddle.Crown detail of Mather Tower. Chicago, IL.London Guarantee & Accident Building (1923) (22 floors) (360 North Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: Alfred S. Alschuler.
Michigan Plaza North & South. Chicago, IL.Looking north on Michigan Avenue. Chicago, IL.Old Republic Building. Chicago, IL.Portal of Old Republic Building. Chicago, IL.
Michigan Plaza North & South (1981 & 85) (25 & 46 floors). Chicago, IL. Architect: Fujikawa Johnson & Assoc..Looking north on Michigan Avenue. Chicago, IL.Old Republic Building (1925) (24 floors) (307 North Michigan). Chicago, IL. Architect: Vitzhum & Burns.Portal of Old Republic Building. Chicago, IL.
Bronze Minuteman medallion on Old Republic Building. Chicago, IL.333 North Michigan Av. Chicago, IL.Reliefs of early history of Chicago by Fred M. Torrey on 333 North Michigan Av. including the attack on Fort Dearborn at right. Chicago, IL.
Bronze Minuteman medallion on Old Republic Building. Chicago, IL.333 North Michigan Av. (1928) (35 floors). Chicago, IL. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Holabird & Root.Reliefs of early history of Chicago by Fred M. Torrey on 333 North Michigan Av. including the attack on Fort Dearborn at right. Chicago, IL.

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