Uncountable Sculptures, Stunning Art-Forms & Inspiring Architecture of Beautiful Chicago City, Illinois

Chicago is a wonderful city in illinois state of United States of America and especially recognised as a city of skyscrapers. And the city is unique in many ways, apart from it's iconic architectural marvels. Be it culture, art, diversity, music, night life, high-rises, every bit of the city amazes you and leaves an impression which remains with you for a long period of time. This blogpost will take you through some interesting facts and details about Chicago city along with some not so known details.

Chicago is a wonderful city in illinois state of United States of America and especially recognised as a city of skyscrapers. And the city is unique in many ways, apart from it's iconic architectural marvels. Be it culture, art, diversity, music, night life, high-rises, every bit of the city amazes you and leaves an impression which remains with you for a long period of time. This blogpost will take you through some interesting facts and details about Chicago city along with some not so known details. 

If you walk inside any museum of Chicago, you may find beautiful interiors, design and there is good history behind many of these buildings. Many of these buildings are built by popular architects of the world. Above photograph shows one of the .    Related Blogpost from Chicago - Chicago Cultural Center - One of the best places to explore in Chicago Downtown

If you walk inside any museum of Chicago, you may find beautiful interiors, design and there is good history behind many of these buildings. Many of these buildings are built by popular architects of the world. Above photograph shows one of the .


While walking across the streets of Chicago you would find lot of museums and art centres. All this influences artistic souls to keep doing something which enhances beauty of Chiacgo.     Related Blogpost : Pure Photo Journey to Chicago, Illinois (USA)

While walking across the streets of Chicago you would find lot of museums and art centres. All this influences artistic souls to keep doing something which enhances beauty of Chiacgo. 


These high-rise buildings in Chicago are also form of art. Some of the world's famous architects have created these beautiful buildings and many of them are very special in one or other ways. Above photograph shows the popular Trump Tower in Chicago Downtown.     Related Blog-post - Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago - One of the few Zoos in the world with Free Entry

These high-rise buildings in Chicago are also form of art. Some of the world's famous architects have created these beautiful buildings and many of them are very special in one or other ways. Above photograph shows the popular Trump Tower in Chicago Downtown. 


Above photograph shows some of the sculptures installed inside Chicago Zoo. Chicago Zoo is free and anyone can enter into it to explore variety of animals. Apart from living animals there are lot of installations across Chicago Zoo to show directions to various sections of the zoo.     Related Blog-post : South Asian History through Art at 'The Art Institute of California' in San Francisco city

Above photograph shows some of the sculptures installed inside Chicago Zoo. Chicago Zoo is free and anyone can enter into it to explore variety of animals. Apart from living animals there are lot of installations across Chicago Zoo to show directions to various sections of the zoo. 


If you are not into art, Chicago city may expose you to things which may be hard to be identified as art. Or may be, it would be very hard for you to appreciate an art-work as an art but there lies the opportunities to know more :) .     Related Blog-post - Brilliant hues of Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco || California Diaries

If you are not into art, Chicago city may expose you to things which may be hard to be identified as art. Or may be, it would be very hard for you to appreciate an art-work as an art but there lies the opportunities to know more :) . 


Above photograph shows beautiful glass-work in one of the museums in Chicago.     Related Blog-post : Chicago Cultural Center - One of the best places to explore in Chicago Downtown

Above photograph shows beautiful glass-work in one of the museums in Chicago. 


Chicago's streets were laid out in a street grid that grew from the city's original townsite plot, which was bounded by Lake Michigan on the east, North Avenue on the north, Wood Street on the west, and 22nd Street on the south.    Streets following the Public Land Survey System section lines later became arterial streets in outlying sections. As new additions to the city were platted, city ordinance required them to be laid out with eight streets to the mile in one direction and sixteen in the other direction.    Related Blogpost - Navy Pier - Chicago's top tourist attraction & the popular place in Midwestern US

Chicago's streets were laid out in a street grid that grew from the city's original townsite plot, which was bounded by Lake Michigan on the east, North Avenue on the north, Wood Street on the west, and 22nd Street on the south.

Streets following the Public Land Survey System section lines later became arterial streets in outlying sections. As new additions to the city were platted, city ordinance required them to be laid out with eight streets to the mile in one direction and sixteen in the other direction.


Chicago is a place which looks more beautiful during blue hour or night. Above photograph is clicked during blue hour and this is a normal view of Chicago. The Downtown looks awesome with so many glittering skyscrapers all around.     Related Blogpost - Pure Photo Journey to Chicago, Illinois (USA) : Part-II

Chicago is a place which looks more beautiful during blue hour or night. Above photograph is clicked during blue hour and this is a normal view of Chicago. The Downtown looks awesome with so many glittering skyscrapers all around. 


While walking through the streets of Chicago, we noticed some of the wonderful churches. These are much smaller buildings in Chicago city of USA but some of the most wonderful architectural marvels of Chicago. and pay attention to above photograph, wherein tree-roots/vines  are creating beautiful texture on this church. There are plenty of such churches across the city of Chicago.     Related Post - Millenium Park, Illinois - One of the most popular parks to explore in Chicago City

While walking through the streets of Chicago, we noticed some of the wonderful churches. These are much smaller buildings in Chicago city of USA but some of the most wonderful architectural marvels of Chicago. and pay attention to above photograph, wherein tree-roots/vines  are creating beautiful texture on this church. There are plenty of such churches across the city of Chicago. 


Some of the United States' tallest towers are located in Chicago - Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere after One World Trade Center, and Trump International Hotel and Tower is the third tallest in the country.


Some of the United States' tallest towers are located in Chicago - Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere after One World Trade Center, and Trump International Hotel and Tower is the third tallest in the country.

The Loop's historic buildings include the Chicago Board of Trade Building, the Fine Arts Building, 35 East Wacker, and the Chicago Building, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments by Mies van der Rohe. Many other architects have left their impression on the Chicago skyline.   Related Post - Grant Park - One of the Main Places to visit & Explore in Chicago City

The Loop's historic buildings include the Chicago Board of Trade Building, the Fine Arts Building, 35 East Wacker, and the Chicago Building, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments by Mies van der Rohe. Many other architects have left their impression on the Chicago skyline.


Above photograph shows one of the most popular art-piece of Chicago. Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, which is the center-piece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois.     The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Cloud Gate was constructed between 2004 and 2006. This beautiful sculpture is nicknamed as - 'The Bean', because of it's shape.

Above photograph shows one of the most popular art-piece of Chicago. Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, which is the center-piece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois.     The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Cloud Gate was constructed between 2004 and 2006. This beautiful sculpture is nicknamed as - 'The Bean', because of it's shape.

Above photograph shows one of the most popular art-piece of Chicago. Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, which is the center-piece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. 

The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Cloud Gate was constructed between 2004 and 2006. This beautiful sculpture is nicknamed as - 'The Bean', because of it's shape. 

Chicago city is full of sculptures installed all across the city and many of them are personalities who influenced history and development of Chicago city, along with bigger influencers in Illinois and United States of America.     Jean Baptiste Point du Sable is regarded as the first permanent non-Indigenous settler of what would later become Chicago, Illinois and is recognized as the 'Founder of Chicago'. A school, museum, harbor, park, and bridge have been named in his honor. The site where he settled near the mouth of the Chicago River around the 1780s is identified as a National Historic Landmark, now located in Pioneer Court.    Know more about Jean Baptiste Point du Sable here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baptiste_Point_du_Sable

Chicago city is full of sculptures installed all across the city and many of them are personalities who influenced history and development of Chicago city, along with bigger influencers in Illinois and United States of America. 

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable is regarded as the first permanent non-Indigenous settler of what would later become Chicago, Illinois and is recognized as the 'Founder of Chicago'. A school, museum, harbor, park, and bridge have been named in his honor. The site where he settled near the mouth of the Chicago River around the 1780s is identified as a National Historic Landmark, now located in Pioneer Court.

Know more about Jean Baptiste Point du Sable here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baptiste_Point_du_Sable

Above photograph shows river flowing near the famous Trumo tower in Chicago City. The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 150+ miles which runs through the city of Chicago, including its center. Chicago river is notable because it is one of the reasons for Chicago's geographic importance - the related Chicago Portage is a link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin, and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico.

Above photograph shows river flowing near the famous Trumo tower in Chicago City. The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 150+ miles which runs through the city of Chicago, including its center. Chicago river is notable because it is one of the reasons for Chicago's geographic importance - the related Chicago Portage is a link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin, and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico.

As you walk through streets of Chicago city, you would notice many of such interesting installations - outside big shops/showrooms, museums, art galleries, parks, piers, and almost everywhere.     Above photograph is clicked just outside the Downtown Dogs in Chicago, which is popular place to for quick meals. This shows the real spirit of Chiacgo wherein a food joint creating a brand through such beautiful art placed on the street.

As you walk through streets of Chicago city, you would notice many of such interesting installations - outside big shops/showrooms, museums, art galleries, parks, piers, and almost everywhere. 

Above photograph is clicked just outside the Downtown Dogs in Chicago, which is popular place to for quick meals. This shows the real spirit of Chiacgo wherein a food joint creating a brand through such beautiful art placed on the street. 

The destruction caused by the Great Chicago Fire led to the largest building boom in the history of the nation. In 1885, the first steel-framed high-rise building, the Home Insurance Building. Today, Chicago's skyline is among the world's tallest and densest.

The destruction caused by the Great Chicago Fire led to the largest building boom in the history of the nation. In 1885, the first steel-framed high-rise building, the Home Insurance Building. Today, Chicago's skyline is among the world's tallest and densest.

The Willis Tower is a 110 story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. The Willis Tower was tallest building for long period of time. The Willis Tower is considered a seminal achievement for architect Fazlur Rahman Khan. It is currently the third-tallest building in the United States. Each year, more than one million people visit its observation deck, the highest in the United States, making it one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations.

The Willis Tower is a 110 story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. The Willis Tower was tallest building for long period of time. The Willis Tower is considered a seminal achievement for architect Fazlur Rahman Khan. It is currently the third-tallest building in the United States. Each year, more than one million people visit its observation deck, the highest in the United States, making it one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations. 

There are lot of art installations across Chicago city which depict various tails from the history of Chicago city and Illinois state of USA. Above photograph is clicked near popular Trump towers in Chicago. This place is very close to the bridge and popular Apple center of Chicago.

There are lot of art installations across Chicago city which depict various tails from the history of Chicago city and Illinois state of USA. Above photograph is clicked near popular Trump towers in Chicago. This place is very close to the bridge and popular Apple center of Chicago. 


Chicago has lot of popular buildings of the world and above is John Hanckock Center.     John Hancock Center is a 100-story supertall sky-scraper in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the Magnificent Mile district of Chicago city, it's name was changed to 875 North Michigan Avenue in 2018.     John Hancock Center is fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the ninth-tallest in the United States, after One World Trade Center, the Willis Tower, 432 Park Avenue, the Trump Tower Chicago, the Empire State Building, the Bank of America Tower, 30 Hudson Yards and the Aon Center. This building also contains the third-highest residence in the world, after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Trump Tower in Chicago.

Chicago has lot of popular buildings of the world and above is John Hanckock Center. 

John Hancock Center is a 100-story supertall sky-scraper in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the Magnificent Mile district of Chicago city, it's name was changed to 875 North Michigan Avenue in 2018.


John Hancock Center is fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the ninth-tallest in the United States, after One World Trade Center, the Willis Tower, 432 Park Avenue, the Trump Tower Chicago, the Empire State Building, the Bank of America Tower, 30 Hudson Yards and the Aon Center. This building also contains the third-highest residence in the world, after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Trump Tower in Chicago. 

Almost every step in Chicago city exposes you to one or other form of art. Above photograph is clicked somewhere around Lincoln Park of Chicago city.

Almost every step in Chicago city exposes you to one or other form of art. Above photograph is clicked somewhere around Lincoln Park of Chicago city.

Above photograph shows The Wrigley Building, which is a skyscraper located directly across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company. The famous Apple store in Chicago is close to this building.

Above photograph shows The Wrigley Building, which is a skyscraper located directly across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company. The famous Apple store in Chicago is close to this building. 

Chicago is a beautiful city which has so many diverse things to explore.

Chicago is a beautiful city which has so many diverse things to explore. 

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