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Chicago Day 1, take me to the river, 17th February 2017

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After some time in the Loop area of Chicago Michael took us down to the riverside. A pleasant walking area has been laid out on the south bank and we strolled out on that. The weather in Chicago was unseasonably warm. I was prepared (and perhaps hoping for) frost and snow, but the sun shone, the sky was blue and sometimes we could even take our sweaters off. With the light bouncing off the glass of all the modern buildings, Chicago looked spectacular.
Below we are looking down towards the lake over Clark Bridge.  The tall block on the other bank past the brick building is 300 North Lasalle, built in 2009. It is 60 floors high and has received a platinum award from the U.S.Green Building Council. It was designed by Pickard Chilton. The block closest to us on the other bank is 321 North Clark, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and completed in 1987.


Looking in the other direction, further towards the lake you can see more clearly the walkway which is themed along it's length…