Toon Chicago.This image is a rendering of two famous skyscrapers in Chicago, Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and 311 S. Wacker Drive. Willis Tower is the second tallest building in the United States. This image was shot and then rendered as people would see it as they came off the greyhound or Amtrak at the Chicago terminal. Chicago, if you have never been there is a melting pot of nationalities and cultures that sits on the shores of Lake Michigan.
When traveling by train into the “windy city” one has to stop in amazement of the skyline. It truly does represent American wealth and power of the 20th century. Chicago has had its share of problems as well from Al Capone and the roaring 20’s to challenges for businesses in the new millennium. Over the entire city has survived and continued to thrive through its challenges. One word for Chicago is opportunity, the chance for the average person to come in with little to nothing and the opportunity to to become financially unequal, to seek and gain wealth.
For me this image reminds me of home. I am from Chicago. I grew up and have fond memories of the place. The city truly never sleeps. It’s the home of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Bears and numerous other professional and semiprofessional sports teams.
The rendering matches my view of the city. While actual photographs may capture it in its natural state which for some may be slightly rough the rendering captures the spirit and ingenuity of a people in motion. A somewhat romantic view of the place I once called home.
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