Chicago, Illinois: Vertical Map of Chicago River

If you want to know exactly where you are in midtown Chicago, just look at the side of this skyscraper.

Address:
300 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Directions:
Midtown. The map is on the west side of the building, which is on the east side of the Chicago River between W. Jackson Blvd and W. Van Buren St. Best seen from the bridges on those streets crossing the river.
Admission:
Free
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Veritcal river map.

Vertical Map of Chicago River

It was interesting, but I thought there would be more detail -- there are no annotations on the map. The views from either side of the bridge were pretty nice, though.

[KG, 08/01/2017]

445-Foot-Tall Map.

445-Foot-Tall Map of the Chicago River

The towering map is painted on the side of a building facing the Chicago River. The building used to be so boring that during architectural tours, docents wouldn't bother to mention the place, but now they point at it and say, "Look at the big map!"

[John Takao Collier, 01/08/2016]

The little red block in the middle of the map represents the building on which it's painted. The artwork cost $810,000 and was completed in 2014.


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