20 best images of 2011


(Above) Sculpture near Chicago Harbor in morning from southeast. 7-Aug-11, 6054 x 4843 pixels.


John Hancock Center just after sunset from roof of The Montgomery. 20-Jul-11, 6464 x 4309 pixels.


Marina City from directly across Chicago River. An architectural tour aboard Chicago’s Leading Lady is passing, east to west. 12-Aug-11, 6330 x 4220 pixels.


View looking east from roof of Marina City’s east tower. Chicago River at left. Lake Michigan in distance. 29-Jul-11, 5785 x 4628 pixels.


View looking southeast from roof of Marina City’s east tower. Aon Center at far left. 35 East Wacker Drive at center. Unitrin Building at right. Lake Michigan in distance. 29-Jul-11, 6406 x 4271 pixels.

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(Above) View from suite at Hotel Sax, looking south. At left, 35 East Wacker Drive and Unitrin Building. East tower of Marina City at right. Intersection of State Street and Wacker Drive at lower right. 9-Aug-11, 4885 x 6106 pixels. 4 x 7 view from guest room at Hotel Sax overlooking Chicago River. At left, Smith & Wollensky, State Street with a tour boat approaching, 35 East Wacker Drive, and Unitrin Building. At right, Marina City’s west tower. 9-Aug-11, 3741 x 6546 pixels.


Trump International Hotel & Tower at sunset from roof of The Montgomery. River North neighborhood in foreground. 20-Jul-11, 6007 x 4806 pixels.

trump20 (Left) Trump International Hotel & Tower from east at sunrise on Chicago River. 28-Jun-11, 4800 x 6000 pixels.


(Above) The first mate of the tall Ship Friends Good Will watches as the Windy passes in Chicago Harbor. 10-Aug-11, 6572 x 4381 pixels.


Tall ship Windy in Chicago Harbor from deck of Friends Good Will. 10-Aug-11, 6491 x 4327 pixels.


Digital photojournalism...

(Left) Thousands of athletes run north over the Columbus Drive Bridge in the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 9-Oct-11.

(Right) 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. View from Upper Wacker Drive of runners below on Columbus Drive Bridge. 9-Oct-11. chithon11-3

emanuel_hob1 (Left) Rahm Emanuel, candidate for Chicago mayor, speaks at a fundraiser at House of Blues. 10-Jan-11.

(Right) Marina City in snow storm from Dearborn Street Bridge, looking toward west tower. 2-Feb-11. febsnow3

foxtrump1 (Left) Jeff Smisek (far left), CEO of United Continental Airlines Inc., is interviewed on the Chicago Riverwalk by Neil Cavuto, senior vice president of business news for Fox News Channel. 3-Oct-11.

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(Above) Eight-story ad for Turner Broadcasting System on west tower parking ramp at Marina City, from middle of State Street Bridge over Chicago River. 13-Jun-11. Marina City in early afternoon from near East Wacker Place and North Wabash Avenue. 16-May-11.


(Left) Chicago Fire Department fireboat Christopher Wheatley in front of Marina City. 29-Jun-11.

(Below) A Chicago Police boat on the Chicago River during the annual tradition of dyeing the river green. Wacker Drive in background at left. DuSable Bridge at right. 12-Mar-11.