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Spire

This broadcasting mast reaches into the Chicago sky from One Prudential Plaza as the angled architecture of Two Prudential Plaza looms behind.

This broadcasting mast extends into the Chicago skyline from One Prudential Plaza, while the distinctive angled architecture of Two Prudential Plaza casts its presence in the background. One Prudential Plaza, a 41-story skyscraper completed in 1955, was significant as the first new downtown skyscraper in Chicago in 21 years and served as the headquarters for Prudential’s Mid-America company. Its mast was once used as a broadcasting antenna for Chicago’s WGN-TV. Two Prudential Plaza, completed in 1990, stands out with its stacked chevron setbacks and a pyramidal peak rotated 45 degrees, crowned with an 80-foot spire.

Scraping the Chicago Sky

Skyscrapers, including One and Two Prudential Plaza, the Aon Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower loom over trees in nearby Grant Park.

Skyscrapers, including One and Two Prudential Plaza, the Aon Center and Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower loom over trees in nearby Grant Park.

Tower Tops

One Prudential Plaza, Two Prudential Plaza, the Aon Center, Aqua and Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower stand tall in Downtown Chicago as seen from nearby Grant Park.

One Prudential Plaza, Two Prudential Plaza, the Aon Center, Aqua and Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower stand tall in Downtown Chicago as seen from nearby Grant Park.

Chicago Towers

Skyscrapers reach into the Illinois sky in Downtown Chicago.

Skyscrapers reach into the Illinois sky in Downtown Chicago.

Anamorphic

Abstract detail of Chicago's Aqua skyscraper.

Abstract detail of Chicago’s Aqua skyscraper.

Contents: Art!

Exterior architectural detail of the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Exterior architectural detail of the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Rumbling By

A Metra Electric and South Shore Line train passes through Chicago's Grant Park as it departs Van Buren Steet Station.

A Metra Electric and South Shore Line train passes through Chicago‘s Grant Park as it departs Van Buren Steet Station.

Scraping the Night Sky

Chicago's Aon Center and adjacent buildings in the night sky over Illinois.

Chicago‘s Aon Center and adjacent buildings in the night sky over Illinois.

Back and Forth

A stairway climbs a building in Chicago.

A stairway climbs a building in Chicago.

Beehive in the Sky

The 1924 Metropolitan Tower—colloquially known as the "Beehive Building" due to the unique ornamentation atop it—rises 475 feet (145m) into the blue Chicago sky.

The 1924 Metropolitan Tower—colloquially known as the “Beehive Building” due to the unique ornamentation atop it—rises 475 feet (145m) into the blue Chicago sky.