Thursday, August 21, 2008

Downtown Chicago


Nathan Hale statue at the Chicago Tribune Tower

"Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755September 22, 1776) was an officer for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Widely considered America's first spy, he volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission, but was captured by the British. He is best remembered for his speech before being hanged following the Battle of Long Island." ~ from Wikipedia

"I only regret that I have but one life to give my country." ~Nathan Hale

Chicago's Sears Tower was the world's tallest building from 1974 until 1998. Currently, it is still the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

4 comments:

Still Learning said...

Wow, you guys have been everywhere! Looks like you're having a fabulous vacation. Love all of your beautiful pictures.

Have fun,

Jenn

letters to elijah said...

Sorry... but the CN tower in Toronto, Canada is the tallest :)

Great photos of downtown Chicago at night!!!

Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Dana! Thanks for the correction. I looked it up again on wikipedia and found this -

"The Sears Tower remained the tallest office building in North America, and retains the world record when measuring from sidewalk level of the main entrance to the top of the antenna. It is however the second tallest free standing structure or tower in North America measuring 85 feet shorter than Toronto's CN Tower."

I guess it depends on how you're measuring it. ;-)

So glad you liked the pictures! Hat tip to my husband for the shots last night - he is much better at night time photography than me. :-)

Mrs. H. said...

So glad you're feeling better Jenn! :-)