Chicago’s Iconic Skyscrapers

The cradle of modern architectureChicago is known for its spectacular skyline. In the United States, it’s second only to New York City in the number of buildings rising taller than 500 feet. Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City graces the cover of Wilco’sYankee Hotel Foxtrot; the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Building)was the tallest in the world until the Petronas towers were built in 1998; the Crain Communications Building was a set in the 1980s cult-classic Adventures in Babysitting. British artist Al Boardman recently created an animated film celebrating the city’s most-iconic buildings. “Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts,” writes Boardman on his site. Catch the video below.

Chicago – Five Great Buildings from Al Boardman on Vimeo.

For more adventures in residential architecture. – The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust presents Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago—a new bus tour featuring exterior interpretations and interior tours of the world-renowned architect’s most famous Chicago designs. Get more information here.

Main Story Credits: Diana Budds via DWELL