One Amazingly Synchronous Lightning Strike

August 24, 2013

Hitting Chicago’s three tallest buildings at the same time (the Willis Tower, a Trump hotel, and the John Hancock Building, respectively) lightning proves an apt device for highlighting the Windy City’s soaring sky lines.

The Sizzling Chicago Skyline

March 24, 2013

Chicago Skyline Photo

While Chicago is already home to three of America’s five tallest buildings, its third wave of super tall building construction happening right now may dramatically realign the Windy City’s skyline. Currently, Trump Tower soars as high as its namesake’s ego, making the Chicago skyscraper the second tallest building in the States and the ninth largest in the world.

Chicago’s Astounding Aqua Tower

January 4, 2013

Chicago Aqua Tower

Soaring into the skies of the Windy City’s East Lakeshore neighborhood, Aqua Tower comprises 86 floors topped with an 82,500 square foot terrace replete with pools, gazebos and running tracks. Notable not only for its Great Lakes-inspired undulating limestone slabs, Aqua Tower is also the tallest building in the world whose lead architect was a woman.

The Radical Segregation Of Chicago

October 28, 2012
The Radical Segregation Of Chicago

Source: Radical Cartography,

Neighborhood boundaries are commonplace in any city; racial ones, however, should not be.