In the epic drama that is Chicago’s history, the Chicago River has played many roles, by turns hero, villain, and underdog. The most iconic river scenes lie near the river’s confluence with Lake Michigan, the junction that gave rise to the city itself, where skyscrapers now exalt the river’s banks and form a spectacular canyon of stunning architecture.

Visit the interactive website to see and learn much more: https://www.wttw.com/river

Documentary Sections:
00:00:00 ➤ Intro
00:02:18 ➤ The First Settlers: Jean Baptiste Point DuSable
00:04:31 ➤ Fort Dearborn
00:05:42 ➤ Wrigley Building
00:07:12 ➤ London Guarantee Building
00:08:05 ➤ Tribune Tower
00:09:34 ➤ 333 N. Michigan Avenue
00:10:10 ➤ The Chicago River’s Bridges
00:11:59 ➤ Wacker Drive
00:12:54 ➤ Trump International Hotel and Tower
00:14:08 ➤ AMA Plaza
00:15:15 ➤ Marina City
00:17:30 ➤ Merchandise Mart
00:18:26 ➤ Wolf Point
00:19:09 ➤ 333 W. Wacker Drive/Sauganash Hotel
00:20:32 ➤ River Point
00:21:11 ➤ 150 N. Riverside
00:22:08 ➤ Boeing Building
00:22:39 ➤ Samuel Insull/Civic Opera House
00:25:29 ➤ Enwave Chicago Ice Factory
00:25:54 ➤ Post Office
00:26:58 ➤ Sears Tower (Now Willis Tower)
00:29:16 ➤ Chicago Portage
00:31:17 ➤ Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
00:32:27 ➤ How Chicago Reversed Its River
00:35:24 ➤ Illinois and Michigan Canal
00:36:15 ➤ Bridgeport
00:37:09 ➤ Union Stockyards/Bubbly Creek
00:39:20 ➤ Pilsen
00:42:29 ➤ Chinatown
00:46:49 ➤ River City
00:48:03 ➤ Riverline
00:48:26 ➤ O’Leary Family Barn/Great Chicago Fire
00:51:37 ➤ Geoffrey Baer’s Childhood Home/Trail Tree Park
00:53:03 ➤ Chicago Botanic Garden
00:53:47 ➤ Skokie Lagoons
00:54:58 ➤ Edgebrook
00:55:35 ➤ Bohemian National Cemetery
00:56:27 ➤ North Shore Channel
00:58:28 ➤ Baháʼí House of Worship
01:00:41 ➤ Grebe and Company Shipyard
01:01:09 ➤ Riverview Park
01:01:56 ➤ Julia C. Lathrop Homes
01:02:31 ➤ Lincoln Park
01:03:15 ➤ Goose Island
01:04:38 ➤ Montgomery Ward’s
01:06:14 ➤ River North
01:08:42 ➤ Great Chicago Flood of 1992
01:10:44 ➤ Riverwalk
01:12:43 ➤ Riverwalk: Jetty
01:14:09 ➤ Friends of the Chicago River
01:16:26 ➤ Eastland Disaster
01:18:04 ➤ Riverwalk: River Theater/111. W. Wacker Drive
01:19:43 ➤ Riverwalk: Cove and Marina/Leo Burnett Building
01:20:58 ➤ Vietnam Memorial/Jewelers Building
01:22:12 ➤ Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist
01:22:34 ➤ The Sands/Streeterville
01:24:38 ➤ Illinois Center
01:25:56 ➤ Natalie DuBois
01:27:09 ➤ Chicago River Dyed Green/St. Patrick’s Day
01:27:46 ➤ Centennial Fountain
01:28:21 ➤ Aqua Tower/Lakeshore East
01:29:32 ➤ Ogden Slip
01:30:10 ➤ Lake Shore Drive
01:31:46 ➤ Lake Michigan/Navy Pier

More info on The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer

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