Chicago from the River

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The world-renowned architecture of Chicago is captured in this collection of 60 stunning color photographs taken from the unique perspective of the Chicago River. Additional classic photographs and city history make for an engaging virtual boat tour. Home to sleek, contemporary skyscrapers and majestic, neoclassical buildings, downtown Chicago’s riverfront features views unseen anywhere else in the city once called “Paris on the Prairie.” Readers from Chicago and elsewhere will find themselves engrossed by the cityscape's dynamic character and ongoing development.


Joan V. Lindsay is an architectural historian who has given thousands of tours on Chicago's river and lakefront. She is a former docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and has been a professional tour guide for 14 years for "Chicago from the Lake" architecture and history cruises in Chicago. She lives in Chicago.