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Chicago Architecture

Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world for many reasons, one of them being it's architecture. It's Chicago's architecture that inspired us to become proficient at photographing it's many splendors and has led us to photographing exciting architectural locations all over the world.

Early architectural photographers include Roger Fenton, Francis Frith (Middle East and Britain), Samuel Bourne (India) and Albert Levy (United States and Europe). They paved the way for the modern specialty of architectural photography. Later architectural photography had practitioners such as Ezra Stoller, Julius Shulman and the firm of Hedrich Blessing. Stoller worked mainly on the east coast of America, having graduated with a degree in architecture in the 1930s. Shulman, who was based on the west coast, became an architectural photographer after some images that he had taken of one of Richard Neutra's houses in California made their way onto the architects desk.
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Chicago at Night
Although this in not the typical skyline view that identifies it as Chicago, it does have at least two famous landmarks... more

by Architectural photographer Bob Grosse
Chicago View At Night
Chicago Architectural View  
This lifelike photo of Downtown Chicago with the
Trump Tower  in the background makes.... more

by Architectural photographer Bob Grosse
Chicago Architectural View

Chicago Architectural Skyline Photo

Chicago is an architectural photographers dream.



Sears Tower


This is a real Chicago treat!

Part of the remodeling of the Sears Tower Skydeck included an extended glass ledge giving the feel of stepping out of the building. The enclosed space is made up of 1-1/2-inch-thick glass on the west side of the building. The enclosure extends 4.3 feet from the side of the building at 1,353 feet above street level. It is designed to hold five tons.



Chicago Architectural Resources

Chicago Architecture Foundation Dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and design through a program of tours, exhibitions, lectures and special events. Located in Illinois.

Architecture of Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The architecture of Chicago has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture . The city of Chicago, Illinois features prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many important architects . Since most buildings within the downtown area were destroyed (the most famous exception being the Water Tower ) by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 , Chicago buildings are noted for their originality rather than their antiquity.

 Chicago Architects Oral History Project Index to architects and buildings and list of currently available transcripts with some excerpts and information about ordering.

Chicago Architecture and Urbanism Chicago Architecture and Urbanism. A series from the University of Chicago Press. David van Zanten, Joan Draper, Robert Bruegmann and Wim de Wit, Editors.

A+DEN The Architecture + Design Education Network website serves as a resource for K-12 architecture + design educators, school teachers and administrators, design professionals and community members interested in the design process and the built environment as means to enrich the student learning experience.

 Chicago Architecture Cruises - Sightseeing Boat Tours in Illinois Chicago cruises and sightseeing boat tours. Reserve boat tours and tickets online and save on all sightseeing cruises in Chicago, Illinois. Order online or call us toll free

Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Logan Square Preservation
Chicago Women in Architecture AIA Chicago
Geographic Society of Chicago  
University of Illinois School of Architecture  
National Building Museum