TBT: Chicago 2004

This is my first post for Throw Back Thursday. To pay tribute to the number 4, I decided to go with some photos from 2004 when I visited Chicago, USA.

As I have a background in Structural engineering and I am interested in all things design related, I traveled to Chicago soon after the Millennium park opened. Fresh designs were available everywhere to satisfy my hunger for beautiful modern designs. They were so fresh that the weld seams were still visible on Cloud Gate, the bean-shaped sculpture. Then of course, the Sears Tower looms over downtown Chicago like no other.

I did not know at the time but by the end of 2004, I would begin Single Woman Travels.

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park designed by Frank Gehry

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park designed by Frank Gehry

Cloud Gate, lovingly known as The Bean, designed by Anish Kapoor

Cloud Gate, lovingly known as The Bean, designed by Anish Kapoor

The underside of Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor

The underside of Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor

The Robie House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

The Robie House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

The McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) designed by Rem Koolhaas

The McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) designed by Rem Koolhaas

The attention to detail amazed me. Perfect square patches of drywall mud covers the drywall screws. No paint required -  by Rem Koolhaas

The attention to detail amazed me. Perfect square patches of drywall mud covers the drywall screws. No paint required!

The iconic Marina City mixed-use towers anchors the Chicago river

The iconic Marina City mixed-use towers anchors the Chicago river

The beautiful mosaic ceiling at Marshall Fields (department store)

The beautiful mosaic ceiling at Marshall Fields (department store)

The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is still the tallest building in Chicago at 108 story

The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is still the tallest building in Chicago at 108 story

 

Wonder how much Chicago has changed in 10 years…

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