I think it is so interesting when you see these Gothic style church spires poking up in the middle of all the skyscrapers. Glimpses of the past amongst modern architecture.
As we walked along we came across this other very old Gothic style building under going reconstruction. It is split vertically in half with the external structure removed exposing the internal skeleton of the building.
As we leave the downtown loop area and cross the Chicago river we get a great view of the massive Merchandise Mart, this is where the design trade has wholesale and retail spaces. When this building opened in 1930, it was the largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet of floor space. It is truly massive!