Chicago Architecture: Juxtaposition

juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast”.

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Chicago features prominent buildings in an array of various styles, its architecture has a great influence on American architecture. Here is the list of these beautiful tall buildings.


On October 8th ,the Chicago Fire started and burned to Tuesday, October 10, 1871, most buildings in downtown area were destroyed (about 3.3 square miles). Chicago was rebuilt and continued to grow as one of the most populous American cities.

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76 thoughts on “Chicago Architecture: Juxtaposition

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  2. Superb choices to present the theme !!! You have so effectively placed the photos to point out the difference,Besides,your photos bear amazing architectural elements !!!
    Have a splendid weekend,dear Amy !


    • I value your nice comment, Jeff! I was glad that the sculpture was place in front of the white building on the photo, which shows much better… I’m surprised that you spot the small flowers and greenery under the sculpture. I think it may be pretty, hope they won’t cover the structure of the sculpture.


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  5. Amy, this is a stunning example of juxtaposition! You make me wish I still taught juxtaposition if high school literature classes. I would show your wonderful photograph and show them how the term applies to art as well as words!


    • Hi Marylin, Your comment that connects my humble photos with the literature classes you taught is a wonderful compliment, I’m so very much flattered by that!


  6. I just love these two photos, Amy! The one with the clouds mirrored in the building is just beautiful. And the second is fascinating with the two buildings being so different. You did a great job with the challenge!


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