The River Point Building: Rippled Reflections

As one of the newest towering structures in downtown Chicago, the “River Point Building” has a curvy construction and a bold appearance.

Built by architects Pickard and Chilton, this ultra-modern skyscraper stands at 52 stories tall.  A little interesting tidbit about the construction of this building:  it is so close to the Chicago Transit Authority’s train tracks that some of the building’s steel columns actually lean inward.  Good idea, I’d say.

The ‘rippled reflection’ on the surface of the Chicago River is delightful! As a couple of boats had recently caused some ripples, this adds to the interest of the reflection. I compare it to a distorted mirror at a carnival!

I’m going to take a walk inside of this building to see if there is anything unusual about its interior.  Normally I prefer old structures but this one has its own personality, so I’m liking it quite a bit.

I hope you have a lovely day with rippled effects of happiness!

 

 

 

  24 comments for “The River Point Building: Rippled Reflections

  1. March 21, 2019 at 8:33 am

    cool

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  2. March 21, 2019 at 8:39 am

    It’s a great looking buifor sure, Cher. Why is it a good thing that the steel is leaning though?

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    • March 21, 2019 at 8:41 am

      Thank you, John! Oh, it is because the building would have literally hit the train tracks had it not been curved inward and away from the them. 🙂 Cher xo

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      • March 21, 2019 at 10:35 am

        Oh, I see. Thanks. These architects and engineers are mighty smart folk to figure out how to build such structures.

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      • March 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm

        Good thing it isn’t me who is on an architectural team! LOL 😉 xo

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  3. March 21, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Great shot!

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  4. March 21, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I usually prefer historical buildings and old properties but that is a beautiful modern structure. I love how reflective it is, the light just bounces off it.

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    • March 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      I am the exact same, Jean! This is definitely not my favorite type of architecture; however, as you mentioned, it’s so reflective and I think that brings an entirely unique element to it! Thank you, Jean! Cher xo

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  5. March 21, 2019 at 10:19 am

    WOW!

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    • March 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      I said the same thing when I saw it, Don! Thank you! Cher xo

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  6. March 21, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful shot, Cher!

    Also, I’ve been meaning to ask, but it keeps slipping my mind – what happened to your Twitter share button? I’ve been retweeting directly on Twitter (as you know 😊) but it would be cool to share directly from here as well. Just curious. Bright Spring blessings to you, my friend! ❤️

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    • March 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you, Traci! And thank you also so much for letting me know about the twitter button! I had no idea! When I changed my theme, I must have left it out by mistake! It’s back now and muchly appreciated to you for letting me know! And the same to you, my friend! Cher xo

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      • March 21, 2019 at 1:44 pm

        YAY! I just took it for a test drive (LOL) and it tweeted like a dream! And you’re very welcome, dear Cher!

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      • March 21, 2019 at 3:52 pm

        Oh that is awesome! Thank you for taking it for a test drive!! Super grateful to you, my dear!! Big hugs, Cher xo

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  7. March 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    That’s a sharp-looking building, and it’s in a great area: the West Loop is really starting to come alive (at least, that’s what I’m reading). Great picture!

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    • March 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Once again, you are correct John! The West Loop is exactly where this building is located. Oh yes, it truly is! Thank you, John! I’m not able to stump you with the location of my photos; I’ll have to find something obscure! Then again, you will probably know exactly where it is! LOL Cher xo

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  8. March 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    You really get some amazing shots Cher! Love them xo

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  9. March 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    That is a fantastic photo, Cher. I love the reflection of the sun in the building and yes, those ripples are indeed delightful. Have a happy Thursday, Cher 💖

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  10. March 21, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Fascinating… 🙂

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