Thursday, January 22, 2009

chicago from the top

+++ update +++ I'm linking this to Unknown Mami's Sunday in my City because this links to a month of Sundays of Chicago pictures. I didn't take them but they were taken from a very unique location - a crane on top of a skyscraper - how cool is that?

click the link to the slide below - it's worth it.
Unknown Mami

chicago trump tower

Have you ever looked up at one those cranes used to build tall structures like skyscrapers, and wondered what it would be like to be in one??

Have you ever wondered what working on skyscraper would be like?

Do you look up much?

Well with things looking down in so many directions lately maybe we should all start looking up more.

Anyway, back to the picture. I got one of those forwarded emails from a friend and thought ok probably some goofy maybe fake pictures. Well I was very surprised to find some AMAZING photos.

This crane operator, Ken Derry, has been working on the Trump tower in Chicago. For the readers that don't know, it's located on the Chicago river next to the historical Wrigley building. It's a beautiful location at the ground level and even better up on top.

My only disappointment was that these pictures can't be downloaded without paying. There is a nice slide show built into
the site so take a look - you'll enjoy it.


Unknown said...

Wow. What a great picture. Very cool! Nice to meet you today via Unknown Mami. Isn't she a delight? : )

Bill Lisleman said...

@Kaishon - good to meet you too - yes unknown mami has a great blog.

Claudya Martinez said...

Wow, those are some pretty spectacular pictures. I love stuff like that because it's not like I'm ever going to be in that vantage point.

Sonya said...

WOW those are great! The one with the fog is sooo cool looking. Thanks for posting a link to those!

Bill Lisleman said...

@unknown - thanks it was your sundays in my city that reminded me of this post.

@sonya - thanks there are many cool pics - fog, lake, reflections, boats, planes, there's much to see up on a crane I wonder how they get any work done.

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