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Beyond Infinity by peterstewartphotography

A view over the Osaka prefecture and the Hanshin expressway from Higashiosaka.

Osaka, Japan

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Inland Steel by tom-harris

Alright, my 5th image on 500px, time to start bringing out the formal Architectural Photographs, this is what I do. This is one of my favorite buildings in Chicago, built in 1956 and designed by SOM, a true classic.

This image took four people and about three hours to make. We opened the blinds, got all the doors unlocked in the building and then while I went and composed and waited for the light I had four people running from floor to floor, keeping all the occupancy sensors triggered so all the lights would stay on!

Stay tuned, more to come.

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A slice of the Sky by Meezer3

You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead–
There were no birds to fly.

~The Walrus and The Carpenter~
Lewis Carroll

A image of the Wrigley building and the overhead walkway that connects the two buildings up above. Thrump Tower in the background.

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Concrete, Brick and Steel by Meezer3

Fourth in the series of my Elevated train tour. Approaching our first station to catch the train we see the Harold Washington library, done in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, with its red brick walls and bronze roof line ornamentation called a acroterium. The Elevated train line steel girders frame it below.

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Broadway in Chicago by Meezer3

The Chicago Theatre first opened its doors on October 26, 1921 with Norma Talmadge on screen in “The Sign on the Door.” A 50-piece orchestra performed in the pit and Jesse Crawford played the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. After a “white glove inspection,” a staff of 125 ushers welcomed guests who paid 25 cents until 1 p.m., 35 cents in the afternoon and 50 cents after 6 p.m.

During its first 40 years, The Chicago Theatre presented the best in live and film entertainment, including John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, Jack Benny, and Benny Goodman. The Chicago Theatre was redecorated in preparation for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and “modernized” in the 1950s when stage shows, with few exceptions, were discontinued. In the 1970s, under the ownership of the Plitt Theatres, The Chicago Theatre was the victim of a complex web of social and economic factors causing business to sag. It became an ornate but obsolete movie house, closing on September 19, 1985.

In 1986, Chicago Theatre Restoration Associates, with assistance from the City of Chicago, bought and saved the theatre from demolition and began a meticulous nine-month multi-million dollar restoration undertaken by Chicago architects Daniel P. Coffey & Associates, Ltd. and interior design consultants A.T. Heinsbergen & Co. of Los Angeles, interior design consultants. The Chicago Theatre reopened on September 10, 1986 with a gala performance by Frank Sinatra.

Since that time, an array of the entertainment world’s brightest stars and greatest productions have graced the stage, including Allman Brothers Band, Arcade Fire, Blues Traveler, Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick Jr, Ellen DeGeneres, Aretha Franklin, Kathy Griffin, Gipsy Kings, Indigo Girls, Alicia Keys, David Letterman, Lyle Lovett, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Prince, Diana Ross, Van Morrison, Widespread Panic and Robin Williams.

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