Posts tagged "Chicago skyline"

Did you know that Chicago invented skyscrapers?

Did you know that Chicago invented skyscrapers?
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the¬†possibility¬†of a mile-high skyscraper being built in less than 15 years. This of course will require a bit of new technology – like a new way to transport humans since an old fashioned elevator probably won’t cut it. Unfortunately, it’s not looking like it’s going to happen... Read more »

The real story behind the Vagina Building

The real story behind the Vagina Building
You may know it by its slightly tamer name, the Diamond Building. But no matter what you call it, the building with the flat top and prominent vertical slit is one of the most famous designs in the Chicago skyline. Today, the building is known as the Crain Communications Building, a change that just happened... Read more »

A city within a city in downtown Chicago

A city within a city in downtown Chicago
Marina City is one of those Chicago landmarks that is just sort of there. Nobody really knows a ton about it, and I don’t think I’ve ever even met anyone who has lived there. Or who knows anyone who has lived there for that matter. It always seemed kind of shady to me, but apparently... Read more »
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Acrylic Photographic Jewelry

Acrylic Photographic Jewelry
I’m always looking for ways to express my love of the Windy City without walking around in a giant ‘I Heart Chicago’ t-shirt. I came across this amazing Chicago skyline necklace and, upon further investigation, discovered a fantastic Chicago accessories designer. Chicago designer Jacqueline Sourvelis, owner of Le Photique, creates acrylic photographic jewelry in a... Read more »