Friday, August 3, 2018

A Lollapalooza Chicago Architecture Refresher

You've probably noticed that it's Lollapalooza week and are well aware of all the wonderfulness and terribleness that comes with that.  While there no doubt will be other news coming from the festivities, we appreciated a recent article on Curbed that naturally takes aim at one of the festivals most noticeable, but sometimes overlooked attributes - the amazing architecture that surrounds the festival:
While the thousands of festival-goers flooding Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend for Lollapalooza are there for the music above all else, there’s no denying that a large part of the four-day event’s appeal is its unique urban setting.

Situated in downtown Chicago’s “front lawn,” the festival owes a lot to its backdrop comprising some of the city’s finest—and newest—architectural gems. Like the ever-changing park itself, the manmade glass and steel scenery has also evolved and expanded since Lollapalooza began in 1991.

Whether you are a first-time visitor to downtown Chicago or a seasoned local in need of a quick refresher, here are some of the notable buildings that comprise the event’s world class skyline setting.

It was a fun refresher for those of us who like these tall buildings.  Naturally, the article included some of the Sloop's tall guys!

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