City of structure

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Chicago is all about structure, construction, infrastructure.  it’s all rivets and rust, crenelated iron and crumbling concrete, architectural high- and  low-jinx.  It’s a feast for the eye but also for the hunger that wants to track how the pieces fit and how one set of grids causes another set of shadows. I love the underbellies of its bridges, the flights of fancy that stonecutters took when creating its early  

the underside of the cta tracks atop Wabash

the underside of the cta tracks atop Wabash

 20th century palaces and the even sillier ideas that arrived in the late 20th century.  It works.  

and the shadows and light pools beneathe the tracks in Wabash

and the shadows and light pools beneathe the tracks in Wabash

 

 

 

 

completely round parking tower

completely round parking tower

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One Response to “City of structure”

  1. Al Says:

    Wow. You took pictures very similar to the ones I took when I visited. I have a lot of pictures of fire escapes.

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