Steam Plant

Chicago’s skyline has many facets. Viewed from varied distances and vantage points, the city center can look imposing, majestic, or at times surreal. On postcards, views from the lakefront dominate. But I have always loved the view from the near South Side, at a point in the city’s topography where the low bungalows of Bridgeport and Chinatown give way to the utter flatness of river and railyards before exploding skywards north of Harrison Street. The building pictured in the foreground is the only thing that breaks the aforementioned flatness around Roosevelt Road; it is the power plant for the nearby train station and (now defunct) post office. In the background, lit green for National Emesis Awareness month, is the Sears Tower.


Willis Tower? No, doesn't ring a bell.

301 Taylor

9 responses

  1. We need to do another night shoot trip together…

    April 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

    • Yes, but when? Message me on FB, we’ll hash it out.

      April 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  2. Great composition with this shot!

    April 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

  3. I always thought the Sears Tower looked like Batman if he were a building.

    Just picture Michael Keaton’s voice booming across Chicago… (Michael Keaton? Way to date yourself, dude)

    April 4, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  4. I loved visiting Chicago- The architecture is stunning. I love this Skyline image, great work!

    April 6, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    • We could show you around if you ever came out this way again.

      April 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

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