Chicago's Loop

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Chicago's famed "Loop" is said to have gotten its name from the route of a cable car that looped the central business district in 1882. Since then, much has changed. This book captures the evolving urban landscape of the Chicago Loop, with a collection of over 100 vintage images, each coupled with its contemporary counterpart. Few cities are as renowned for their architecture as is Chicago. The impressive skyscrapers in and around the Loop give Chicago a skyline second to none. And with more than three dozen historic landmarks, the Loop is home to many of the city's most recognized structures. From a 19th century trading post to the great financial, business, and entertainment districts of the 21st century, Chicago's Loop: Then and Now documents the growth and changes of the Windy City's downtown.
ISBN: 9780738519685
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Then and Now
Images: 200
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Janice A. Knox and Heather Olivia Belcher are both native Chicagoans and collectors of Chicago memorabilia. Ms. Knox is an information services executive and history buff, and an active member of the Chicago community. Ms. Belcher is a high school student at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and, in addition to her academic pursuits, participates in journalism and photography. Together they have created a book that shows us the Chicago we know and love today, along with a clear echo of the city's rich, ever-changing landscape.
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