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

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    product SKU: 333624

"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 Foundation 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 a 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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