Willis Tower is the second tallest building in the U.S. and the sky deck is phenomenal. It’s extremely popular and always crowded so I recommend going on weekdays and early in the morning. #Chicago lake michigan, 2014 The Willoughby Tower(circa 1929) and the Legacy (circa 2009) although 80 years apart they share the Chicago's architectural landscape quite nicely. #Blue Formerly #colorful jellyfish swimming in display inside this famous aquarium Very cool building on the river. Shot from the observation deck of Willis Tower.
#Chicago #Skyline #Marina #Illinois #Buildings
Iconic signage in Chicago. It's best to go when it's all lit up for the best shots. It was quite a rainy night in Chicago when I tried to take this shot. Also taken from the Willis Tower (except this time from the south-west end), this picture shows suburban Chicago as the sun is almost done setting. This side of the tower is home to many glass-floor ledges that reach out into View of fog rolling in over Chicago, from the observation deck of the John Hancock Centre. Meet sue. She is a T-Rex and the star the field museum and what you first see when entering from the North entrance.
Sue, when alive weighed an estimated 7 tons! She was bought at auction by the field museum for 7.6 million, the most paid for dinosaur bones to date.
Don't pass up the field museum when in Chicago, it is fascinating not only to see all the species, but also the natural history here. And when walking around, just think. It's only a minuscule amount of their entire collection. Sushi pizza at the restaurant in the Palmer House lobby. The Kinzie Rail Bridge is a common photo op for locals and tourists alike. Before they started building a set of sky scrapers on Wolf Point, I was able to get a shot of the bridge So many movies show the L. It is above you walking around the city. The legendary sound of a train passing is unmistakable. It is a reason to visit the Windy City. It is one of the most unique transit systems in the world. When a train passes you can see sparks fly off the track.
I even took the L out of the city at 1 AM, when you get the best stories. Night view of Chicago #aqua is such an amazing building in #chicago. Chicago River These are the lions of Tsavo, known as the man eaters that killed so many in the late 1800s'. The two seen here are the males. Which is interesting because they don't have mains. Lions in this area do not develop them. They are now on exhibit at the field museum in Chicago. If you have not read or heard about this story, you will want to read below! It is an an incredibly trying story.
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In 1898, Sir Robert Beaumont (Tom Wilkinson), the primary financier of a railroad project in Tsavo, Kenya, is furious because the project is running behind schedule. He seeks out the expertise of John Henry Patterson (Val Kilmer), a military engineer, to get the project back on track. Patterson travels by train to Tsavo, where he meets supervisors Angus Starling (Brian McCardie) and Samuel (John Kani), a native African (and the film's narrator), and the doctor, David Hawthorne (Bernard Hill). Hawthorne tells Patterson of a recent lion attack. That night, Patterson kills an approaching lion with one shot, earning the respect of the workmen. The project gets back on schedule. However, not long afterwards Mahina (Henry Cele), the construction foreman, is dragged from his tent in the middle of the night. His half-eaten body is found the next morning. Patterson then attempts a second night-time lion hunt, but the next morning another worker is found dead at the opposite end of the camp from Patterson's position.
Patterson's only comfort now is the letters he receives from his wife. Soon, while the workers are gathering wood and building firepits around the tents, a lion attacks the camp in the middle of the day and while Patterson, Starling and Samuel are tracking the lion to one end of the camp as it feeds on a worker, another one surprises them when it jumps down from the roof of a building, surprising the men as it kills Sterling by slashing his throat and injuring Patterson, who attempts to kill them, but they both escape. Samuel explains that there has never been a pair of man-eaters before because they are always alone. The men, led by Abdullah (Om Puri), begin to turn on Patterson due to the lion attacks. The men dub the lions Giordano's Pizzeria is one of the best pizza experiences you can encounter in the world. Chicago deep dish style at its finest. #Delicious A snowy owl gazing back at me on a very frigid Winter day. I never get tired of looking for these amazing raptors. A male lion taking a nap on a rock at the Zoo. Lincoln Park has giant moats around the lions and tigers so they are not surrounded by fences which is great for photography. This lion was entertaining a bunch of people who enjoyed his antics and playful charismatic personality. When these cats roar you can feel it at the core of your body. They are impressive animals. The view of the Chicago River from London House. #lifeatexpedia Chicago River looking eastward towards Michigan Avenue. #Blue Lake Michigan is absolutely stunning, even when it’s frozen. Willis Tower’s Skydeck is a must when you’re visiting Chicago. Chicago in late April. It snowed on me one morning and rained the other 4 days. But still beautiful looking up at these towers growing up into the clouds. Love and marriage, love and marriage... Stunning view of downtown Chicago from the top of the Kemper building. Open to the public during the Chicago Architecture Foundation's annual (and FREE!) Open House event. Top of Carbide & Carbon Building. One of the most beautiful Art Deco buildings in Chicago.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_%26_Carbon_Building Bronze statue of Nathan Hale depicting the final moments of his life before he was hung by the British on Sept 22, 1776 for being a spy. Hands tied behind his back, he uttered his famous last words: Want to get a great view of Chicago? Walk up the Adler Planetarium pier at sunset and enjoy the show. Don't leave straight after the sun sets, let the lights come out and take it all in! If you want some of the best views of the city take a walk out to the planitarium. It is directly across the bay from sears tower and the hancock building. I ventured down onto the crumbling ice sheet that went out about 30 feet into the bay. Always beautiful to swing out over LakeMichigan at sunrise for the approach to Ohare. A view of the city 🌇 Pretty nice view !! Took me a minute to realize what I was looking at - we were flying east at sunset and that dark curving band was the shadow of the earth reflected on the atmosphere. We have flown plenty of times over the years, and this is the first time we've noticed it. It only lasted about ten minutes before darkness overtook the plane. Feeling blue is Chicago. On my way to the Sky deck in the Willis tower.
#travel #chicago #illinois #skydeck #street #colorful #blue #cityscape #city Back in the windy city.
#chicago #illinois #cityscape #travel #colorful #night #city #dusk #blue This shot was taken on the corner of Wabash & Congress Parkway. The Auditorium Theatre stands to the right of the CHICAGO! The Trump International Hotel and Tower, or Trump Tower Chicago was completed in 2009 and tops out at 1,389 feet making it the 2nd tallest building in Chicago. The TRUMP sign across the building consists of 20ft tall letters, spanning almost 150ft. The sign is currently a very polarizing symbol in the skyline. The construction site of the tower was the setting for the Joker vs Batman duel in Chicago Beer Festival at Union Station. See ya tomorrow! ;) A beautiful lady enjoying the beach on the lakefront on a cold and windy day. A nice view of Chicago's downtown area. A yawning lion at Lincoln Park Zoo. This is a nice set of teeth. I had a 600 mm lens to get this shot. The best part about this zoo is the lions are tigers are not surrounded by cages and fence line to ruin the view. The Carbide & Carbon Building in Chicago was completed in 1929. originally as a home to the regional office of Union Carbide and Carbon Company. This close up, near the top of 503ft building shows the tower made of dark green terra cotta with extensive gold leaf accenting. Its just wow This picture is taking from my friend apartment at the trump tower. Downtown Chicago Built in 1893 by wealthy patrons of the Chicago Athletic Association, this building's facade was designed in Venetian Gothic style to attract the attention of visitors to the World's Columbian Exposition. Specifically, the facade was modeled after the Doge's Palace in Venice (which is almost 700 years old).
The CAA occupied the building until it went bankrupt in 2007, and the building has been boarded up ever since, it's glorious marble, tile and mahogany interiors locked away. However, a recent venture is aiming to convert the building into a luxury hotel at the cost of about $60 million.
One more historic tidbit. Beginning in 1916, CAA member William Wrigley began acquiring shares of a North Side baseball team, and eventually expropriated the association logo to his new team. Although the CAA folded in 2007, it's logo lives on in the form of a red C set inside a blue circle - the official logo of the Chicago Cubs.
#Architecture Reflections - Chicago Architecture Foundation River Tour Chicago skyline from the lake The lighthouse past navy pier is pictured in the distance behind this ice encased tree that was very tall. The forces that created this scene are hard to imagine. Ceiling of the Cadillac palace ...great place to see a show. A view of the Chicago skyline from the North Avenue beach with fireworks at Navy Pier. This was taken on Sunday night just before the lunar eclipse. Luv the Chicago Riverwalk specially post sunset!! . Flying in from our recent trip and I noticed an interesting view... After walking through Millennium park we crossed the road. On the island I took this between lights, hand held camera, about a second exposure. Loved walking around city. I was walking along the lakefront looking for snowy owls when I stumbled on this amazing sight. These ice encased trees are at least 20 - 30 feet high and perched above a 10 foot tall breakwall that leads down to the beach. The waves that created these ice sculptures had to be at least 20 feet high with incredible amounts of spray. I framed the skyline behind the trees and shot away. The pictures do not do it justice. The main entry of this building typifies the Art Deco styling applied throughout the tower's 37 floors. Built in 1929, this historic structure stands out among the others on Michigan Avenue due to its dark appearance - most of the nearby buildings at that time were sandstone colored. To achieve the effect, the exterior surfaces were finished in polished black granite, dark green terra cotta and gold leaf accents. The gold accents are particularly prominent on the spire and upper levels - legend has it that the architects were hoping it would resemble a foaming dark champaign bottle.
Today, after a $106 million renovation, the building is home to the Hard Rock Hotel.
#Architecture Chicago #architecture photo contest
If you're lucky (I.e. Have a window seat on the right side of the plane and the plane approaches on the right flight path) you can score a great view of Chicago like this!! We circles around the city, which provided spectacular views of the main building district, including the prominent Sears/Willis tower seen here. This is the sunset view from the Signature Room at the Hancock Towers in Chicago, IL.
We waited about 45 minutes in line for the elevator to take us up. We hate lines and almost gave up, but I am surely glad we didn't. The views were stunning.
We timed our arrival to be just before sunset. What a rewarding view!!
Just a quick note: You do not have to eat at the Signature Room to get this view. Feel free to go to the Signature Lounge, which is The center of Chicago, where Michigan Ave meets the Chicago River. Classic Chicago landmark Chicago Skyline
https://www.alwayswanderlust.com Historic old firehouse, now a fantastic Resturant. Chicago from the window seat. Shot at ISO 16,000! #BvsCities In Chicago? Rent Divvy bikes for an easy and fun way to cruise and explore the city. Lots of stations to drop off and pick up throughout the city. Photograph of the Blood Moon, taken April 15, 2014. Beautiful.
http://www.myglobalgetaways.com Chicago Downtown <3 The skyline from Alder planitarium. It has a great view of the city at night. Lake Michigan from a skyscraper restaurant, Chicago, Illinois. A gorgeous blue sky view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline as seen from the bike trail near the Alder Planetarium. What's more awe inspiring, my amazing shoes or the 103 storey drop below? The Windy City Street art from the stoop of the #red heart of Pilsen Chicago. This vibrant Mexican neighborhood is bursting with art  Wiews from the Willis Tower. Lake Michigan also visible. A tiger in Lincoln Park Zoo. I watched it for a couple of hours to get a neat facial expression. I would love to see one of these cats in the wild. A nice little patch of flowers at Montrose Beach on the lakefront holds beautiful monarchs if you get there at the right time of the year. Getting a freshly hatched monarch against a healthy flower is always a tough task. Insects can be fascinating photogenic subjects. Another Chicago skyline shot One of the most beautiful aquariums in the world, without any doubt. The jellyfishes are stunning. #Blue A female red breasted merganser sitting on the ice on a very cold day. I love Winter ducks. The city skyline after the Cubs won the World Series. This is looking North from Grant Park. 360' view from Skydeck , Chicago
#StunningStructures Chi-town We were biking around town last Saturday and I spotted this blue beauty. #blue When it gets cold in Chicago... giant ice blocks start floating in the river. Brrrr. This shot was taken from the Madison street bridge overlooking the South Branch of the Chicago River. Formerly the Sears Tower, Willis Tower is currently the tallest building in the United States, allowing you to hang out on the 103rd floor View of the Willis Tower from the Chicago River around the rail yard. This humongous building is known as, Where old meets new. This is an older metro stop in downtown Chicago. You'll never know what you'll find when you're exploring.
#travel #chicago #streets #colorful #urban #explore Every once in a while places like this hit a local food/restaurant scene (Spinasse in Seattle, Spotted Pig in NYC) that are as good or better than the hype they're getting. This is such a place and these guys/gals knock it out of the park. Great space in the W Loop, friendly and very knowledgable staff, amazing food. If you don't eat anywhere else in Chicago, eat here. I am totally serious. Completed in 1897 as Chicago's first central public library, the present day Chicago Cultural Center housing the world's largest stained glass Tiffany dome - 38ft in diameter with 30,000 pieces of glass #architecture <3 Marina City, completed in 1964, consists of two towers resembling giant concrete corn cobs. The lower levels of the towers are used for parking and the cars back into the spots, looking precariously perched for a plunge into the Chicago River. The first time in many years that the Lake Michigan was completely frozen. Breathtakingly beautiful ! Pic taken from a flight just before landing. While this is not a photo of the Institute itself, that amazing place is behind me.
#Chicago #ChiTown #Illinois #city #cityscape #bw #CeliaLuzPhotography #architecture #MillenniumPark #GrantPark #travel #places #parks Heading back to the windy city on Sunday!
#travel #chicago #illinois #cityscape #moody #night #river #colorful Chicago construction and river at the blue hour.
#blue The Museum Campus of Chicago is incomparable in its beauty. Built for the World's Fair: Columbia Exposition in 1893, the design is neo-classical symmetry par excellence. Nighttime shot of Chicago IL from 30k feet on my flight from NY to California.
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star Chicago hotel in Bronzeville, near McCormick Place

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
24-hour business center
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff

Location

Located in Bronzeville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of State Street and McCormick Place. Guaranteed Rate Field and Soldier Field are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

A fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, conference space, and concierge services.

Room Amenities

All 232 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and LCD TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free wired Internet, refrigerators, and coffee makers.

Languages Spoken

Chicago South Loop Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.

A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 2500 square feet (232 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Chicago South Loop Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Year Built 2008 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 232 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2500 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 232 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Slippers 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • LCD TV 

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
This property charges a parking fee for guests with more than one vehicle per room. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
This property charges one night's cost of stay plus tax upon check-in for all guests who have not pre-paid their cost of stay in full. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Name

  • Chicago South Hotel
  • Chicago South Loop
  • Chicago South Loop Hotel
  • Hotel Chicago South Loop
  • Hotel Loop
  • Loop Hotel

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