Chicago, Illinois

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  The Inland Steel building, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is one of Lynch’s favorites in a city that has plenty of architectural masterworks to choose from. “It’s so thin and so pure,” Lynch says.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    The Inland Steel building, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is one of Lynch’s favorites in a city that has plenty of architectural masterworks to choose from. “It’s so thin and so pure,” Lynch says.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  The Lake Shore Drive bike path provides ample opportunity for outdoor recreation.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    The Lake Shore Drive bike path provides ample opportunity for outdoor recreation.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  The Lake Shore Drive bike path is also filled with architectural curiosities.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    The Lake Shore Drive bike path is also filled with architectural curiosities.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  At Bari Foods on West Grand you can still get an Italian sub directly from the butcher.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    At Bari Foods on West Grand you can still get an Italian sub directly from the butcher.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  Art Institute of Chicago garden, 1962, Chicago, IL, Dan Kiley “Built over a garage, it’s quintessential Kiley and another great response to the automobile culture. There’s a central fountain, raised planters on the grid, and limited plant materials—primarily locust trees and a bosque of hawthorns; Dan was all about the architecture of the trees.”
    Art Institute of Chicago garden, 1962, Chicago, IL, Dan Kiley “Built over a garage, it’s quintessential Kiley and another great response to the automobile culture. There’s a central fountain, raised planters on the grid, and limited plant materials—primarily locust trees and a bosque of hawthorns; Dan was all about the architecture of the trees.”
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  The home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, is one of the city’s best-known landmarks.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    The home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, is one of the city’s best-known landmarks.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  Lynch calls the Music Box movie theater on Southport Avenue, designed by local architect Louis A. Simon in 1929, “the last great independent” in Chicago. If you go, watch out for the theater’s tireless protector, a ghost named Whitey who is said to still pace aisle four.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    Lynch calls the Music Box movie theater on Southport Avenue, designed by local architect Louis A. Simon in 1929, “the last great independent” in Chicago. If you go, watch out for the theater’s tireless protector, a ghost named Whitey who is said to still pace aisle four.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in the Uptown neighborhood plants you firmly in the middle of all the musical culture Chicago has to offer.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in the Uptown neighborhood plants you firmly in the middle of all the musical culture Chicago has to offer.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  The Osaka Garden in Jackson Park provides a respite from the city.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    The Osaka Garden in Jackson Park provides a respite from the city.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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