Chicago: Then and Now

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The latest installment in the popular Then and Now series showcases the capital of the Heartland and one of the premier cities in the nation and the world: Chicago. Chicago's change and growth over the last century is captured in this photographic history. Modern color photos sit side by side with black and white archival photographs. Every important building, avenue, neighborhood, and point of interest is documented. It covers all of Chicago's landmarks from Navy Pier to the Stockyards and from the Southside all...

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The latest installment in the popular Then and Now series showcases the capital of the Heartland and one of the premier cities in the nation and the world: Chicago. Chicago's change and growth over the last century is captured in this photographic history. Modern color photos sit side by side with black and white archival photographs. Every important building, avenue, neighborhood, and point of interest is documented. It covers all of Chicago's landmarks from Navy Pier to the Stockyards and from the Southside all the way up the Magnificent Mile. Take in a game at Wrigley Field, then take it all in from the top of the Sear's Tower. The Water Tower and all the other architectural features that make Chicago great are also included.

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This volume pairs archival b&w photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries with color views of the diverse and dynamic city of today. The images tell how following the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871, Chicagoans went to work, rebuilding the entire city within two years, and hosting the World's Columbian Exposition within the next 12. They show the result of the work of the nation's foremost architects who were on the ground floor of skyscraper technology (so to speak) and designed three of the tallest buildings in the world today. Oversize: 11.5x10<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781571452788
  • Publisher: Advantage Publishers Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Then and Now Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2002

    A look at old Chicago

    An interesting look at Chicago as it appeared in the past, compared to now. More than just a picture book, it also gives some historical perspective for each location. If you're a Chicagoan, this is a must have. There are two problems that keep this from getting a top ranking. First, the focus of a "then and now" book should be to compare and contrast, so we can see how much has changed. There's several locations shown here that haven't really changed, and you wonder why they were included. Also, the "then" and "now" pictures should be shot from roughly the same location, showing the same perspective. That's not always the case here, and you may have to spend some time figuring out how to get things lined up. Still, it's a good way to see how the city used to look, and a rare look at some of the now-missing architectural treasures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2002

    Great Coffee Table Book

    I bought this for a Christmas grab-bag gift. I think anyone would enjoy this book. The pictures are amazing. It's definitely a conversation starter.

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