Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chicago part 2

Hanging out at the dog beach



 Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

 Architectural boat ride

Lake Point Tower.
Originally 4 sided but was changed to 3 sides because they
realized people would have a direct view of anothers apartment.
If Milla Jovovich was my neighbor, this would have been ok with me.

Marina City
Corncob building.

The tour guide said something about some female opera singer
and how she couldn't join the opera in New York or something
and the husband who was the architect designed this building in
a way that's insulting to NY but I wasn't really listening because
I got distracted by this:



Inspiration for Guitar hero


Totally forgot what these buildings were.

Anyway, I learned the reason Chicago has so many varied modern 
Architectural styles is because back in the day they had this great fire
which burned most of their original buildings. 
Because of this they got to start all over again.
So if you want your city to be modern, burn it.


Water tower.
The one structure that didn't get burned thats why it looks so old.




The famous tower formerly named as Sears. Tallest building in the USA.

Of course we had to go to the top.


103rd floor.

The new skydeck at Willis.
Feels like you're floating.


The blond kid was like "I dont want to look down".

South side.

East side.
Lake Michigan view.

North Side.







Then we went down.
103 floors in a minute.
Thats how long it takes the elevator in the building I used to worked for to get to third floor.

Fourth of July and Silversun Pickups' pics coming soon!