Christmas Day in Chicago, 2017 was a cold one, with temperatures near 10 Fahrenheit. But it was mostly clear, with a beautiful sunset coming, so it was time to go back up the John Hancock Tower.
From here you had a great view of the snow covered, empty Navy Pier.
The marina in Lincoln Park is vacant as well.
But as the sun set the lights came on.
Looking back toward the Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. Of note in the far distance top center is a bright light. One of the steel mills in northern Indiana was having a ‘burn off’ of gases causing what is known locally as the Pilot Light of Northwestern Indiana.
The view southwest toward the Willis Tower (aka – Sears Tower) and beyond.
The view down Michigan Avenue as the darkness approached from the east.
The beautiful Wrigley Building. Built in 1920 as the first large office building north of the river, it continues to be one of the most majestic in the city.