Chase Tower Architecture: Photo Friday

By Amanda on October 3, 2014

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On our Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour, we marvel at the architecture of Chase Tower, originally built for the First National Bank of Chicago. On a rainy day the architecture of this skyscraper, and its postmodern sister tower across Madison street, create an other-worldly sight on the Chicago skyline.

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It’s probably hard to believe, but this photo of the architecture of Chase Tower has no filters on it. It’s a color photo! While we are saying goodbye to sunny summer days, it can also be beautiful to see the monochromatic world of cloudy days (though maybe not everyday hopefully). I suppose it does look a little post-apocalyptic…

A beautiful thing that people often say at the end of our walking tours is to remember to “look up” at the architecture and enjoy the beauty of the city that we often just rush through. Hopefully images like this can be an inspiration to appreciate the landscapes around us, even when they seem mundane or gloomy.

— Amanda Scotese, Executive Director