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From left to right, 4 most apparent buildings...

Willis Tower (formerly named, and still commonly referred to as, Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is again the tallest building in the United States and the eighth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The skyscraper is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago, and over one million people visit its observation deck each year.

Roosevelt University Vertical Campus... A dramatic two-story main lobby greets visitors and students when they enter the building. With the offices of admission, registration and financial aid near one another, people may feel like they are in a series of interconnected neighborhoods. The first five floors of the building are devoted to student services and student life activities, floors six through 13 are populated with academic classrooms, laboratories and offices and floors 14 through 31 are dedicated to residential life. The 32-story building was completed in March 2012, and currently celebrating it's inaugural academic year. The structure is 469 feet tall, 100 feet across and 170 feet deep.

CNA Center is a 600-ft (183 m), 44-story high-rise building located at 333 South Wabash Avenue in the Loop Community Area of Chicago. CNA Center is a simple, rectangular International Style building, but it is unique in that the entire building was painted bright red (it does not show in this shot), turning an otherwise ordinary-looking structure into one of the most eye-catching buildings in the city. It was designed by the firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White and was completed in 1972. The red design was used to depict the sun setting over the ocean as illustrated by the red imagery to the west of Lake Michigan.

Chase Tower, located in the Chicago Loop area of Chicago at 10 South Dearborn Street, is a 60 story skyscraper completed in 1969. At 850 feet (259 m) tall, it is the tenth tallest building in Chicago, the tallest building inside the Chicago 'L' Loop elevated tracks, and the 32nd tallest in the United States. CHASE Bank has its U.S. and Canada commercial and retail banking headquarters here. The building is also the headquarters of Exelon. The building and its plaza (known as Exelon Plaza) occupy the entire block bounded by Clark, Dearborn, Madison, and Monroe Streets. Design architects for the construction were C.F. Murphy Associates, Stanislaw Z. Gladych and Perkins and Will. Chase Tower is known for both its distinctive curving shape and its vibrant public space: a deep sunken plaza at the geographic center of the Chicago Loop, complete with a jet fountain and Marc Chagall's ceramic wall mural Four Seasons.

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cjlin on March 5, 2013

What a majestic view of the buildings, beautiful colours and composition. YSL. cjlin

Alireza Javaheri on March 5, 2013

  • Nice shot & beautiful photo

  • L I K E - Best wishes

  • عکس بسيار زيباييست - با سپاس

Janusz Kulik on March 5, 2013

piękne:)....wspaniała kompozycja !!!!!!LIKE 3.Pozdrawiam serdecznie,Janusz

mustafa taşkın on March 5, 2013

Image and description are very nice, congratulations ..Like

Dezso Biczo © on March 5, 2013

Dear Marlene!

Great recording - congratulations!


... Thanks for the information.

Best wishes • Dezső • Thank you for your visit

poludziber on March 5, 2013

molto bella, like.....ciao, Flavio

Vanni Lazzari on March 5, 2013

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

flyingdutchman on March 5, 2013

Dear Marlene... back on track. My soulmate recovering now! Time for Pano again.


Best wishes, FD

Tomros on March 5, 2013

Bruce Willis has now a tower!!!

I can not believe the vanity of Hollywood stars!

Willis and shooting go well together.


greetings, Tomas

eric-bretagne-29 on March 5, 2013

magic view Marlene, well seen

warm greetings, eric

~☂slavva☂~ on March 6, 2013

Muy bella esta de Chicago.ñ

Like 12

Bassam Jayousi on March 6, 2013

Big and very TALL! Excellent shot, Marlene!


Best wishes, Bassam

David Edwards on March 6, 2013

Beautiful,sombre shot, Marlene. I like it very much. Cheers, David. (Vertical campus, is a new one on me...sounds like an affliction!!!) ;)))

Erik van den Ham on March 6, 2013

They might be giant's..... something that is easily forgotten as there is nothing to compare there enormous sizes to.

Cheers, Erik

Pantelis65 on March 6, 2013

Stunning view and beautiful picture. Like, greetings Pantelis.

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 6, 2013

Very atmospheric Marlene! Like.

Best wishes, Rosa.

JaPi on March 6, 2013

Beautiful photo twilight in the city.
Greetings JaPi

photosofghosts on March 6, 2013

Modern landscape .... like ! for the kind of exposure !
Friendly wishes

fuat yuksek on March 6, 2013

very nice photo!greetings

silvano benedetti on March 6, 2013

una bellissima esposizione...LIKE..cordiali saluti,Silvano

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  • Uploaded on March 5, 2013
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2013/02/03 17:22:54