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  • Around Chicago April 2012

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on April 13th, 2012 (All posts by )

    A view of Trump and the IBM building on a clear spring day.

    A view of the Aon building (they are moving to London, by the way) and the new Prudential Tower at night.


    The flag being unfurled at the Chicago White Sox opener.

    The bridge to the new wing of the Chicago Art Institute.

    Cross posted at LITGM


    6 Responses to “Around Chicago April 2012”

    1. Dan from Madison Says:

      Nice photos. Btw Aon will always be Big Stan to me.

    2. sol Says:

      which is the ibm building? which is the aon building? who is aon? which is trump building?

      i’m from the suburbs of pittsburgh and i am unfamiliar with downtown real estate in any city. don’t go near them.

      btw, which cities are the subject of these pix?

      sorry i’m so stupid. born that way.

    3. carl from chicago Says:

      The black building is IBM. They actually used the same artistic aesthetic for their mainframes, typewriters, etc… at the time when this was built in the 60’s. The Trump building is the one next to it that is circular with the spire on top.

      The “pointy” building in the lower section is the new Prudential building. It was built in the 90’s. The tall white square building that looks kind of like the world trade center buildings (but smaller) is the Aon building. It used to be the standard oil building, then became Amoco after a merger, then BP took over and fired everyone. Then it became Aon, but now they are moving to London so who knows.

      This is downtown Chicago.

    4. tyouth Says:

      Carl, what is the small tower-like structure, center, in front of the Trump building?

    5. Dan from Madison Says:

      That is the bridge over the river at Wabash Street. The tower is where guys sit to watch for boat traffic – if the boat is too tall, they need to raise the bridge with the best technology the 19th century had to offer.

    6. Dan from Madison Says:

      d’oh Wabash Avenue, not Street.