We board the boat for a Chicago River Architectural Cruise.
Our first view is the historic Wrigley Building.
The Trump Tower ...
... with the name in letters two stories high, so no one will miss it.
One building reflects in the next.
Top of the Wrigley Building
The wonderfully Gothic Tribune Building
Another spectacular architectural flourish
A Turnip dome tops the Metropolitan Building.
The Mather Building reflects in a neighboring skyscraper.
The Mather Tower in the flesh.
Top of the Mather Tower
The iconic Marina City towers
A neoclassical skyscraper design
The River Point Building
Huge decorative window at the base of the River Point Building
The Chicago River is crossed by many draw bridges, such as this.
Chicago apartment dwelling for those who can afford it
The 150 North Riverside building is being erected with a tiny footprint on the ground.
Looking up the side of 150 North Riverside, from under one overhang
Another look at the overhang of 150 North Riverside. How do they keep it from tipping over!
333 Wacker Drive
Several iconic Chicago Buildings in one shot. L to R: Trump Tower, The Britannica Building, Marina City, Mather Tower.
Another skyscraper with lovely straight lines
This building curves, as many do, to fit the river.
300 Wacker displays a map of the Chicago River, marking its location.
Is this apartment built from Lego blocks?
311 South Wacker
Viewers in glass boxes 1353 feet above the street in Willis (pronounced "Sears") Tower
A statue of the Godess of agriculture, Ceres, sits atop the Chicago Board of Trade Building.
Two views of the model of John Storrs' sculpture of Ceres. (From the Chicago Art Institute.)
Gogo building detail
Chicago Merchandise Mart Building
Architectural detail of the Merchandise Mart
The Carbide and Carbon Building (across the street from the Hampton Inn)
Clock tower of the Britannica building
Modest window ornamentation
Top of Wrigley Tower
Trump Tower from the bottom
Classic masonry window decoration
The top of Tribune Tower
Lake Point Tower
Part of Navy Pier
The Navy Pier Centennial Wheel: 196 feet tall. Capacity of 240 people.