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 worldâ€™s tallest building.
â€œThe Sears Towerâ€ 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 doesnâ€™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 â€œart decoâ€ 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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