Downtown Chicago Building Roundup: North

A view of downtown Chicago, from the Sears Tower observation deck. Please add notes to any buildings you know.


Favorite building name: the Carbide and Carbon building...evocative of a bygone era when fortunes were made from grey, humdrum-sounding minerals, hacked out of the earth by soot-covered men in little mine cars.



  • fractalv PRO 9y

    Wow! I really like the annotation. Great idea!
  • edgeplot PRO 9y

    Great notes.
  • Stephen Turner PRO 9y

    What a perspective..
    Someone needs to hand something red out their window...
  • jacki-dee PRO 9y

    Very cool. I can't add a single one, but great idea.
  • Dan 7y

    Nice work gravitywave!
  • Josh*m 7y

  • b0jangles 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chicago Creative Commons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Josh*m 6y

    This photo was used in another blog.
  • swirey 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historical Sites Of The U.S., and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Robert Deitchler 6y

  • carlosbezz 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • ikeepsafenews 5y

    Great photo. We used it on our blog today for a story about the Digital Literacy Tour in Chicago.
  • Josh*m 5y

    Cool! Thanks for letting me know.
  • Studio Banana TV 5y

    Dear Gravitywave,
    We write you from Studio Banana TV to ask whether you would be interested in collaborating with us with this particular photograph. It’s for a non-profit video interview with Deyan Sudjic, the director of the Design Museum in London. If you’re interested and want to know more, please contact us on:
    Have a great day and keep up the good work!
    The Studio Banana TV team
  • Claudia G. Kukulka 4y

    Fantastic! Awesome! Spectacular! I'm impressed and enthralled. Thank you for also adding the names of the buildings! Greetings from Germany (who is calling Chicago a second home).
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Taken on June 28, 2006
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