CHICAGO RIVER CRUISE -- "THE SEARS TOWER"
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[Chicago, Oct. 12, 2012]
After getting underway, we sailed up the Chicago River, turned right at the fork and continued northward for a view of the John Hancock Tower.
We then turned around, and continued southward (left at the fork) for a view of the Sears Tower (in the photo, at center), once the world’s tallest building.
“The Sears Tower” now has a different name, but if you use that name, no one will know what you are talking about it.
I have some pictures of the Sears Tower taken from directly below, but that view doesn’t really capture the grandeur of this magnificent building and, in any event, that view can be taken from the street, and this was a river cruise.
The days are numbered for that small red-brick building on the left. Real estate along the Chicago River is so valuable that even the smallest parcel must make way for a skyscraper.
There are something like twenty-seven drawbridges that span the Chicago River. The one shown here was raised to accommodate a much larger vessel that was behind us.
After uploading this picture to my laptop, I noticed the lady in the blue coat (lower left). Was Dawn Duffield on board? If she was, she did not speak to us. I must ask her.
The next photo in this series will highlight some of the “art deco” buildings. They are the highlight of any tour along the Chicago River.
I apologize for falling behind on your photos. I am on the road to Richmond for a JPG meet-up. I promise to catch up with you later this week.
As always, thank you for stopping by this page!
Also by Richard Knight
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