This aerial panoramic photograph of Chicago was taken by James Blakeway. On the far left is the Shedd Aquarium with Grant Park to its right. Below the park is the Monroe Street marina. Left of center is Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Chicago's tallest building with its multiple antennae and 110 floors. In the center of the photograph is the Chicago River, adjacent to the 92 story Trump Tower. Upon completion, in 2009, Trump tower was the second tallest building in the USA, with a height of 1362 feet. In the foreground is Navy Pier, a popular visitor destination featuring shops, restaurants and a Ferris Wheel ride. To the right of that is the Jardine Water Filtration Plant and, just West of there is the building formerly known as The John Hancock Tower. When Chicago was founded in 1833, most commerce occurred along the river. The city grew in all directions outward from there, as is evident when you visit downtown Chicago. Interestingly enough, Chicago was built on a flood plain on either side of the river and, in the late 19th century, the city fathers decided to elevate all old and new buildings to keep the center of commerce dry and out of the mud. A hundred years later, we still applaud them for their wisdom.
Print is 40 x 13 1/2" on satin finish enameled paper. Dry mounts easily for framing purposes. Unframed print will ship to you rolled up in a really sturdy tube.