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Crain Communications Building is a 41-story, 582 foot (177 m) skyscraper located on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. It was also known as the Smurfit-Stone Building and the Stone Container Building. Construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1984. The building, noted for its unusually slanted facade, was designed by Sheldon Schlegman of A. Epstein and Sons. Although the building looks as though it is split down the middle, the two sides are only slightly disjointed until nearing the top, where there is a gap between them. At times, its slanted roof, which has been likened to a skyscraper slashed with a knife, displays local sports slogans on its face, such as "GO BEARS" and "GO SOX". It also displayed "VOTE 2008" during the 2008 election day rally at Grant Park. At the time of its construction, the Crain Communications Building was considered to be a smart building, with sophisticated environmental and security controls. Three years after its completion, the building played a role in the Touchstone Pictures film "Adventures in Babysitting". The building is also modeled in EA's "SimCity 4", as well as being destroyed in the film "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". The building name was changed to the Crain Communications Building in March 2012, after Crain Communications moved its headquarters there.

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Comments (48)

Ivan Corellas on October 20, 2013

Very interesting and excellent composition! LIKE. Greetings from Sardinia (Italy). Ivan

Popi Braga on October 20, 2013

Beautiful geometry of the image! Like36

Ciao! Popi

ka9894 on October 20, 2013

Great view !


Best wishes, :)


Thanh Nguyen Tran on October 20, 2013

Beautiful composition and nice view. Like Greetings, nguyentran

~Marlene~ on October 21, 2013

wmr36104... Istvan... Ivan... Popi... Kat... and... nguyentran...

My thanks to all for the great comments and the Likes, with extra thanks, wmr36104, for the special Y*. I appreciate it all very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

RNLatvian on October 21, 2013

What a great picture! I really like it!

Ali Raza on October 21, 2013

LIKE beautiful composition. best wishes

~Marlene~ on October 22, 2013

RNLatvian... and... Hafeezmj...

Thank you both for the very nice comments and your visits. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 15, 2013
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2013/06/17 15:24:11
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 7.22mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash