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Skyline from Congress Parkway

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 October 2020 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

View looking north from Congress Parkway as we head out of Chicago and go back home. I wanted to get some photos in Lincoln Park Zoo of a popular spot to photograph the skyline from, but parking was an absolute mess anywhere near the Zoo. So after about 4 loops around the area, we ditched our efforts and concentrated on what was easily photographed. This area (I believe) still encompasses part of what everyone refers to as Grant Park.

Buildings (from left to right) include the Smurfit-Stone Building (now known as the Crain Communications Building), Trump Tower, Prudential Building, Two Prudential Plaza, Aon Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower, 340 on the Park Tower, the Buckingham Building, and the Vista Tower.

Tomorrow showcases what I think was the best shot of the short trip to the City.

Photo captured October 11, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 24 mm

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By Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

I am always impressed by the skyline you can see in the US no matter what state you visit.

21 Oct 2020 5:11am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

That's huge!

21 Oct 2020 5:23am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Ces gratte-ciels sont vraiment très impressionnants ...

21 Oct 2020 5:35am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Des immeuble très modernes.

21 Oct 2020 5:36am

jpla from Anjou, France

c'est impressionnant

21 Oct 2020 6:36am

Siepi from Zemst, Belgium

Great skylmine of this modern buidlings, with still some green left.

21 Oct 2020 7:00am

lisl from Bath, United States

You certainly portray some fine cityscapes

21 Oct 2020 7:16am

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

Hello, wonderful architecture!
Nice day to you!

21 Oct 2020 7:31am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh...I love the architecture of this city

21 Oct 2020 7:40am

Florence from Bretagne, France

An army of buildings as if advancing towards you. Very nice framing.

21 Oct 2020 7:52am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Great skyline with the many high buildings.

21 Oct 2020 8:09am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice cityscape. I like the modern look.

21 Oct 2020 8:16am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces tours

21 Oct 2020 8:16am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great look at these impressive buildings Steven.

21 Oct 2020 8:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely documented cityscape

21 Oct 2020 9:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice city view

21 Oct 2020 10:27am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Impressive buildings of a modern world...

21 Oct 2020 11:34am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

La végétation en avant-plan apporte l'oxygène manquant à l'arrière-plan méga urbanisé !
J'habite à la campagne et je ne me verrais pas vivre dans un tel endroit.
Ceci dit ta photo est super.
Bonne journée Steven

21 Oct 2020 12:22pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A superb point of view on these tall buildings!

21 Oct 2020 1:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a clear view of this skyline

21 Oct 2020 2:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Splendid composition and colors !

21 Oct 2020 3:30pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awww, what a houses

21 Oct 2020 4:02pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Toujours ces impressionnants bâtiments à l'horizon.

21 Oct 2020 5:34pm

willy from Belgium

Des gratte-ciels impressionnants Steven

une image de toute beauté


21 Oct 2020 6:07pm

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Les arbres majestueux hier, paraissent minuscules à côté des tours ! :)

21 Oct 2020 8:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & graphics!

21 Oct 2020 9:18pm

Rose M Swalls from United States

I would love to see this at different times of day...such a skyline!

21 Oct 2020 10:20pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Another really nice cityscape shot.

21 Oct 2020 10:48pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Chicago seems to have settled on silver/white and the sky color reflected (blue today). A good shot for a "make the best of it" effort.

22 Oct 2020 12:30am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A magnificent image! I love all of the splendid architecture. The buildings are all so different. I love it! 5*

22 Oct 2020 1:59am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of the skyline. I would only want to avoid the one tower. I bet you can't guess which one. ;-)

22 Oct 2020 3:41am

@Steve Rice: Wait until you see Thursday's image. ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful skyline of these modern buildings. Great shot. Excellent. :)

22 Oct 2020 9:08am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Image impeccable d'un paysage urbain bien connu du monde entier.
Superbe !

23 Oct 2020 1:23am

Diane from Parksville, Canada

that is so impressive and the autumn colours are so nice against the blues of the sky and windows.

23 Oct 2020 1:42am

Remus from Portugal

I prefer the garden over the buildings.
But without a doubt, Vista Tower is the most beautiful.

23 Oct 2020 8:16pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Those brilliant blue skies provide the perfect backdrop.

24 Oct 2020 2:30am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it's nice to see green areas so near by

26 Oct 2020 4:58pm