Chicago's Iconic Skyscrapers, Animated

By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell
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The cradle of modern architecture, Chicago 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.

If you liked this video, watch "The ABC of Architects" by Federico Gonzalez and Andrea Stinga here.

Diana Budds

@dianabudds

A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com

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