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A Second City rose from the ashes of the first - Chicago. | by Jamie McCaffrey
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A Second City rose from the ashes of the first - Chicago.

An evening shot from the Hancock Center in downtown Chicago. Since tripods aren't allowed on the observation deck I had to make do with a monopod, my camera bag and a sturdy column to lean everything against. I was happy with the results but will have to play with the images to try and get rid of some of the bleed through from the reflections, and smears on the window.

 

Chicago received the moniker "Second City" following the city's rise from the ashes of the great fire of 1871. After four-square miles of the city's core were razed to the ground it provided a clean slate to rebuild. Albeit, at the sad cost of 100 dead and 100,000 homeless.

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Taken on March 19, 2013