Chicago – December 2022 – Scenes from the City

In what seems to have become a fairly regular visit, we spent some time in Chicago around the holidays. While the majority are from 2022, a couple of the holiday photos are from previous years.

The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) decorate an El Train for the holidays. We were fortunate enough once to be standing on the platform as it rolled through.

Always a couple of my favorite buildings are the two at Marina City. This close up shows the pattern that cause some to call them the ‘corn cob’ buildings.

The Van der Mies IBM building reflecting Marina City

The Wrigley Building – from a distance and a close up of the top.

The famed lateral bracing of the John Hancock Tower.

A riveting close up of the Dearborn Street Bridge.

A well decorated alley with those large Chicago fire escape stairs. This view is just off State Street near the theaters.

The Merchandise Mart is only 25 floors high, but with the footprint covering over 2 blocks it has 4 million square feet. When it was completed in 1930 it was the largest building in the world by square footage.

A Pink Line El Train crossing the river into the loop.

Chicago is a great city that is well worth the visit.

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