How fortunate for me, who lives in rural Germany, to just happen to be in Chicago during the time when the topic of skyline was on 365 challenge calendar. The challenge for me was no longer to find a skyline but to have good weather!
I took the night-time photos about one hour before I posted them to this blog.
The daytime photos were taken on Thursday.
Chicago's skyline is ever changing, more than any other major city I know. In photo #3 you see from left to right skyscrapers built in the last 40 years:
- 2009 - Trump Tower, 98 stories
- 1990 - Prudential Plaza, 2 buildings, 64 stories
- 1973 - Aon Center, 83 stories
- 1997 - Blue Cross, Blue Shield, 57 stories
- 2007 - 340 on the Park, 62 stories
- 2020 - Vista Tower, 101 stories (under construction)
The Vista Tower will be the 3rd tallest building in Chicago when completed, however, not for too long, there are skyscrapers in planning or under construction which will be taller.
The Vista Tower is visible in photo #2 as well it is the tallest building and it is the only one which only has lights at the very top.
The Chicago skyline is always changing, in fact, there are 42 high-rise construction projects underway right now.*
Because of it's amazing architectural variety from so many different periods, the skyline of Chicago is fascinating from any perspective and at any time of day. The crazy pink color at the top of the skyscrapers in the last photo is from the setting sun.
I didn't have any time for any form of post-processing so the colors are how they were captured - that's why I love to come to Chicago on vacation, it's a beautiful and fascinating place to visit.