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A View from the River: The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises


Published with: the Chicago Architecture Foundation

The story of Chicago is the story of its river. Since Chicago was founded in the 1830s, architects and engineers have designed this city through a series of unforgettable engineering marvels, from the buildings of the Chicago skyline to the Chicago River itself. The river, though a natural feature, has been dredged, straightened, and even had its direction reversed in the past 200 years. Today, the river flows through a canyon of skyscrapers, civic structures, waterside homes, and parks. A View from the River is an essential guide to more than 60 significant buildings and structures along the Chicago River. This visual tour—filled with stunning contemporary photography and a variety of historical images—serves as a companion to the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises.
Smyth-sewn paperbound book, with flaps
96 pages with more than 110 historical and contemporary images.
Includes Foreword, Index of Buildings, Index of Architects, and Map of Buildings

Revised edition

• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment

Published with the Chicago Architecture Foundation

Size: 8 x 10 in.

ISBN 9780764979873