Saturday, April 19, 2008
River North Photos
Recently I was out walking in River North. There is a new building going up in the lot next to the iconic AMA building at State and Grand Avenues. There used to be a little park next to the lot and that is where they are constructing the new building.
The AMA building is very interesting because it is a triangle on the front part of the lot. There is a "cut out" on the top of the building. I hope the new building in the lot doesn't totally block the view of this building, because it is great to look at. What would be cool is if it was the opposite, like two pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, but it probably is going to be a regular building.
Here is a view looking West on the Chicago River with the NBC building up front all lit up and the construction of the Trump Tower in the background.
Growing up we could look from the suburbs straight East and see the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Building, and the Amoco Building (now the AON Building) from 20 miles away on a nice, clear day. When the Trump Tower gets built up to its maximum height it should be visible from that far away, too, and probably the Shangri-La Hotel, as well.