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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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Comments (60)

Pom' Angers on March 7, 2013

dear Marlene, YsL ~ vale ~ pom'

Filipunes on March 7, 2013

Nice capture

Good information

L 35

~Marlene~ on March 8, 2013

AnaM... Pom'... and... frantunes...

Thank you all so much for the very nice comments and the Likes, with special thanks to Pom', for the lovely Y*. I appreciate it all very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Kicaj on March 8, 2013

Fajny miejski klimat zdjęcia :::LIKE:::

Ciepło pozdrawiam Kicaj

Guizel J.c on March 8, 2013

Very beautiful city view



Farkas István on March 8, 2013

L I K E ! ! !

Kind regards,István.

~Marlene~ on March 9, 2013

Kicaj... J.C.... István... and... Ruti...

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. I'm very happy that you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Gabor Retei on March 9, 2013

Great drive by photo shot Marlene, Like

Greetings from Canada's West Coast, Gabe

Ho Thi Duc Tu. on March 9, 2013

Parfaite photo. L + F Duc Tu.

~Marlene~ on March 10, 2013

Gabe... and... Duc Tu...

Thank you both so much for the kind words and the Likes, with special thanks to Duc Tu, for the lovely Y*. I am very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Oleg Timofeev on March 13, 2013

Majestic view! Beautiful shot! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

~Marlene~ on March 14, 2013

Thank you kindly, Oleg, for the lovely comment and the Like. I appreciate it very much!

Best regards, Marlene

sandart on March 14, 2013

Impressive view, excellent photo! LIKE

Greetings, Alexander

~Marlene~ on March 15, 2013

Thanks so much, Alexander, for the very nice comment. I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on March 15, 2013

Very , very nice view !


Very good photo ! My friendly greeting,Natuska

~Marlene~ on March 16, 2013

Thank you again, dear Natuska, for your kind words. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Popi Braga on March 16, 2013

I also like this! Popi

~Marlene~ on March 17, 2013

Thanks very much, Popi... I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Valerio Manassero on March 17, 2013

Beautiful photo! Like+ fav Best wishes from Italy! Valerio

~Marlene~ on March 18, 2013

Thank you so much, Valerio, for the very nice comment and the Like. I'm honored by the Y*!

Best wishes, Marlene

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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