Architectural Delights in Downtown Chicago

Isn’t this a lovely building! You’ll have to please forgive me for not knowing which building this is!  I was waiting for the bus in downtown Chicago the other day, and for some reason I looked up and saw this beautiful structure!

That’s the thing about Chicago’s architecture; it is so diversified, so spectacular, and if you don’t spend time looking up once in a while, you’ll miss it!  I don’t know how many times I’ve walked past this building and never ‘noticed’ it.

I snapped this photo mere seconds before the bus arrived and off I went! Do you see the recessed part in the middle at the top?  I wonder if it would seem too ‘close’ to your neighbor living (or working) ‘back there’.

I’ll keep exploring the phenomenal architecture of Chicago, and report back soon with something completely different!

  23 comments for “Architectural Delights in Downtown Chicago

  1. The Militant Negro
    February 10, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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    • February 10, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you so much as always my dear friend!! Cher xo

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      • The Militant Negro
        February 10, 2018 at 7:35 pm

        You are so very welcome Mon Amie.

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      • February 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm

        🙂 xo


  2. February 10, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Hi! If this is on Michigan Avenue, then I’m sure this is the Conrad Hilton Hotel building. It sure looks like it, if my memory is correct. 🙂

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    • February 10, 2018 at 10:39 am

      Hi Susan! This is on Washington, just west of Michigan Avenue. I think the Conrad Hilton is south on Michigan! But now that you mention it, I’ll go and take a picture of it and post it soon! Thank you, Susan! I bet it is similar! Cher xo

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      • February 10, 2018 at 10:40 am

        You could be right. There are so many beautiful, and sometimes very similar, buildings Downtown. I’m glad you shared this. I know I’ve walked past this beauty many times when I lived there, back home– 🙂

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      • February 10, 2018 at 10:42 am

        Oh yes, that’s so true, isn’t it? So you know first-hand how many spectacular buildings we have here! Ah, I am sure you have! I’ll get a pic of the Hilton soon! I think I’ve actually been in the Hilton, as I was taking some friends (who were visiting from Canada) on a city tour; the Hilton was one of the stops! Cher xo 🙂

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      • February 10, 2018 at 10:47 am

        I’ll look forward to seeing the Hilton. I was in it many years ago, sometime around 1977-78, and got a walk around the Presidential suite, or whatever it really is called. I remember it’s the room that JFK stayed in once while in Chicago. That was cool. 🙂

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      • February 10, 2018 at 11:16 am

        Oh Susan, that is so cool!! Wow! I wonder if they’d let me take some pics in there? Probably not, but I might ask! Cher xo

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      • February 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

        My “visit” was when one of my girlfriend’s mother’s friend (who was a cleaning lady/maid there) let us stop by when my girlfriend and I were bumming around Downtown one evening in the summer. I remember the suite was huge and fancy. Wish I had my camera back them. — I wonder, too, if they’d let you in to take pictures. But, in this day and age, I’m not so sure. 😦

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      • February 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

        You were lucky to see it, Susan! That’s a special thing, isn’t it? Well I can ask (I have cards with my blog info. on them so perhaps that would help)! Maybe if I ask in advance? I’ll try, nonetheless! Thank you for the ideas! Cher xo

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  3. February 10, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I would love to see the Henry B. Clarke House, I believe it is the oldest house in Chicago, and I understand the fire department academy is on the property of where the fire started on the o’Leary property. I so want to spend time there I have been there but always passing through.Cheers

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    • February 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Hi Kelly! I do think you are right about it being the oldest house in Chicago. I’ll have to check into that! Yes, that is true; the fire department academy is on the property of where the Great Chicago Fire Started. Here’s a post I wrote about the Chicago fire:


      • February 10, 2018 at 11:32 am

        that was a really good story, I enjoyed it thanks for sharing it

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      • February 10, 2018 at 11:36 am

        Thank you so much, Kelly! Cher xo


  4. February 10, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I love Chicago for many reasons and the architecture is certifiably one of them

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  5. February 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I hope it is more a work section in that corner. Pretty dark.

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  6. February 11, 2018 at 3:20 am

    You always bring us a new perspective of your wonderful City.. So happy to see you looking up 😉 .. Sending smiles for your Sunday.. Have a Restful one Cher.. Take care.. Sue ❤

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    • February 11, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Ah, bless you, dear Sue! Thank you so much for that! And right back at you, my dear! Cher xo

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