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A View from the River (3rd Edition) - Paperback Book

  • $ 14.95 $ 12.71 member price*

    product SKU: 100020

"The best and most beautiful way to get the feel of the city is to take the Chicago Architecture Foundation's 90-minute boat tour where you glide past an array of dazzling skyscrapers." —Conde Nast Traveler

The story of Chicago is the story of its river.

A View from the River is an essential guide to more than 60 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 Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises.

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, through natural features, 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.

As the city grows and changes, the river and our understanding of it changes as well. A View from the River, now in its third edition, is updated to reflect the city's latest development and to further explore Chicago's past, present, and future.

96 pages
Dimensions: 8 x 10.5 x .25 inches

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