When I was a little girl, I absolutely loved going downtown with my family. We’d hit up the American Girl store (my favorite place on earth when I was younger), grab lunch and walk around. I have vivid memories of staring up through the sunroof of our car as we drove down Michigan Avenue. I’d crane my neck to look up at the tops of all of the tall buildings and marvel at the different designs.
Flash forward to today. I’d definitely say that it’s rare to see someone standing in the middle of the sidewalk on Michigan Avenue, or any other busy Chicago street for that matter, who is looking up at the tops of the buildings and taking in all of the different types architecture.
Belden Stratford, Lincoln Park
For my final photojournalism project of the semester I decided to do exactly that. I walked around Chicago with my focus on the skies and I captured shots of the tops of some of my favorite buildings.
Wrigley Building, Michigan Avenue
The variety of architecture is honestly one of my favorite things about Chicago. Just by looking up while walking around the city, one can see everything from neoclassical styles to monstrous glass skyscrapers. I’m so lucky to live in this remarkable and beautiful place.
The Chicago Tribune, Michigan Avenue
Chicago Water Tower, North Michigan Avenue
Carbide and Carbon Building, Michigan Avenue
Palmolive Building, North Michigan Avenue
77 West Wacker Drive
625 North Michigan Avenue
Hotel Palomar Chicago, North State Street
Trump Tower, Michigan Avenue
Archbishop Quigley Center, Rush Street
Do you have a favorite building in your city?