I love scenes like this, classic Chicago. This is the view looking west from Millennium Park, when we leave the park we walk directly west on this street to get to our place.
I think it is so interesting when you see these Gothic style church spires poking up in the middle of all the skyscrapers. Glimpses of the past amongst modern architecture.
As we walked along we came across this other very old Gothic style building under going reconstruction. It is split vertically in half with the external structure removed exposing the internal skeleton of the building.
Walking past the Thompson Center we see one of many modern sculptures that grace the streets of downtown Chicago.
As we leave the downtown loop area and cross the Chicago river we get a great view of the massive Merchandise Mart, this is where the design trade has wholesale and retail spaces. When this building opened in 1930, it was the largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet of floor space. It is truly massive!