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Michigan Avenue at the Chicago River, View South


This photograph was probably taken in 1925, since the vantage point seems to be the Tribune Tower (1925). The London Guarantee and Accident Building (1923; now 360 North Michigan Avenue), and both the Wrigley Building (1921) and its Annex (1924) are completed, while Wacker Drive, which opened in 1926, is under construction. Grant Park is still largely undeveloped. Illinois Central facilities dominate the area south of the river and east of the buildings that line the east side of a widened Michigan Avenue.

See also: Bridges; Chicago River

Aerial View of the Michigan Avenue Bridge


Although this photograph, taken from an upper floor in the Tribune Tower, dates from 1935, most of the structures on view remain today.

See also: Bridges; Chicago River; Magnificent Mile