Chicago (harbor skyline at night)

Chicago at Night

featuring Paul Hardcastle's "Desire"

The skyline of Chicago is one of the most distinctive in the world and it’s especially beautiful when seen from the city’s Northerly Island peninsula. This vantage point provides an unbroken panorama of the cityscape. As always, the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower (best known by its former name, the Sears Tower) are standout landmarks.

The round Shedd Aquarium can be also be seen in the foreground. The most-visited cultural attraction in Chicago, the Aquarium needed 160 rail car trips to carry a million gallons of salt water from Key West for its opening in 1930.

Another brilliant vista of the city featured in this video is the cityscape from Navy Pier. The carnival-like atmosphere of the pier includes an illuminated Ferris wheel and numerous shops, restaurants, and gardens. The adjacent Lake Michigan provides great opportunities for boating– either on a tour boat, or on your own yacht.

Paul Hardcastle is an English musician who crosses genres with his synthesizer compositions. Predominately a jazz artist, Hardcastle has released instrumental pop and new wave recordings. He may be best known for his electronic dance hits “Rain Forest” and “19,” a reflection on the Vietnam War. Hardcastle also releases albums under the name “Jazzmasters.”

Links

Explore Chicago: Official Tourism Site
City of Chicago Official Site
Navy Pier
Paul Hardcastle


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