The Chicago Architecture Foundation  boat tour was a highlight for me in Chicago.  I have never viewed city buildings as “works of art” until this tour.  The docent or tour guide was a volunteer and his knowledge of architecture…particularly Chicago architecture was amazing.  His passion for the subject helped the buildings come to life! 

The tour lasted 90 minutes and toured more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. 

I loved the way the other buildings were reflected on the shiny ones.

The “Trump Tower” was one of my favorites.  It reminded me of a perfect diamond the way it shimmered!

The buildings were made out of a variety of materials…concrete, brick, steel, and the guide explained how the Architects would sometimes create more of a horizontal or vertical look to the buildings.

The Willis Tower aka Sears Tower was the tallest building in the world until January of 2010 when the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai was completed.  This is a photo of it on the left.

This building has a gothic look…

A female architect designed this building…it was also one of my favorites.  The balconies were designed to not only be functional but “artsie”!

I have a new appreciation for architecture!!

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