One thing about Chicago is that for an architecture buff it's absoloutley heaven. Building after building is incredible, different, and boundary pushing.
These towers are all ajacent to one another along the north edge of the Chicago River, just accross from the Loop district. Marina City Towers on the left were built in the 1950s by Bertrand Goldberg; The IBM Tower to their right by Mies Van Der Rohe (who later built the largest and tallest collection of his black modernist buildings in Toronto's financial core); and, on the far right is the latest addition to the city's skyline, the Trump International tower. While the Trump building is least impressive architecturally, it is the second tallest building in the United States, following the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower which is also in Chiacgo. (This would, I imagine, make it the third tallest in North America, with Canada's CN Tower taking the North American height record).
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