15 Architectural Achievements Every Chicagoan Should Be Proud Of

by Michael Bonocore Jul 21, 2015

Chicago, Illinois is home to some of America’s most well-known and original architectural achievements. While many American cities have buildings dating back hundreds of years, most of downtown Chicago’s current buildings were built after the Great Chicago Fire destroyed most of the city.

Modern architect Fazlur Khan is responsible for some of Chicago’s most prominent buildings. Khan introduced tube-frame construction to the city, which he later used to build the John Hancock Center and the Willis Tower (formally known as Sears Tower).

Chicago’s unique architecture has made it popular with many photographers, and we have collected some of the most impressive images that showcase Chicago’s unparalleled architecture.

1. Lake Point Tower by Hemal Mamtora

2. Trump Tower and IBM Building by Julia Anna Gospodarou

3. Glass House Apartments by Hemal Mamtora

4. Maddison Plaza by Angie McMonigal

5. Skyline from Michigan Avenue by Sergio Zanotti

6. Chicago Skyline from The Signature Room at 95th by Lu Mis

7. Museum Of Contemporary Art by Glenn Nagel

8. IBM Plaza by Aurimas Adomavicius

9. The Bean by Conway Norwood

10. Willis Tower by Carlos D. Ramirez

11. John Hancock Center by Mabry Campbell

12. Chicago Convergence 3 by Grant Murray Photography

Photograph Chicago Convergence 3 by Grant Murray Photography on 500px

13. Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Aon Center by Julia Anna Gospodarou

14. Skyline by Mabry Campbell

15. Chase Tower by Hemal Mamtora

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