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Chicago Building Demolition Bird’s Eye View

A building on the South Side of Chicago is getting demolished as the BirdΓÇÖs Eye View plane was flying overhead.┬á From looking at other map sources, Google Map Link (use street view), it appears that maybe some of the structure was remodeled to use in the current building. Anyone know the building and when this […]

11Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Largest Pumpkin Patch in the US Aerial View

This is the area (there is over 15,000 acres) where the company that sells the most pumpkins in the nation is located. Frey Farms produce supplies more than 1 million pumpkins a year to places like Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kroger Co., Meijer Inc. and other retailers.

30Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Northwestern Wildcats – Aerial View of Ryan Field

The day after the last home football game in 1996, a $30 million renovation of NU’s stadium began. Opened in the fall of 1997, the new stadium was christened Ryan Field, in honor of the Patrick G. Ryan family. Mr. Ryan is the chair of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees and has been a member of […]

20Sep2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Illinois Fighting Illini – Aerial and Bird’s Eye View of Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium, designed by the Chicago architecture firm of Holabird and Roche, now known as Holabird and Root, the same architecture firm that designed the ΓÇ£Original Soldier FieldΓÇ¥ in Chicago, as well as numerous other University of Illinois campus buildings, was built in 1923 as a memorial to Illinois men and women who gave their […]

18Sep2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Chicago Bears – Soldier Field Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

During the 1920s, the South Park Commission constructed Soldier Field, the first great metropolitan-sponsored athletic structure, at the approximate site where the Burnham Plan of 1909 had proposed a facility for sport and other great events. Originally known as Grant Park Stadium, it was soon renamed Soldier Field in honor of deceased World War I […]

30Jul2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Ernest Hemingway House Chicago Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Today marks the birthday of Ernest Miller Hemingway in 1899. Below you will find the link to his restored childhood home located in Oak Park Illinois. The first son of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a doctor, and Grace Hall Hemingway, Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in a suburb of Chicago. He was educated in the public […]

21Jul2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Navy Pier Chicago Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot (1,010 m) long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. The pier was built in 1916 at a cost of $4.5 million; it was a part of the Plan of Chicago developed by architect and city planner Daniel Burnham and his associates. As Municipal Pier #2 (Municipal Pier #1 […]

4Jun2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Six Flags Great America Chicago Aerial and Birds Eye View

Six Flags Great America is the Chicago metropolitan area’s Six Flags theme park located in Gurnee, Illinois. It first opened in 1976 as Marriott’s Great America. Six Flags purchased the park from the Marriott Corporation in 1984 making it the seventh park in the chain. Today, the park boasts eight themed sections, a 13-acre water […]

12May2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Chicago Cubs – Wrigley Field Aerial View

Wrigley Field is the second-oldest ballpark in the majors behind Boston’s Fenway Park (1912). Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was built on the grounds once occupied by a seminary. The Wrigley Field bleachers and scoreboard were constructed in 1937 when the outfield area was renovated to provide improved and expanded seating … the […]

12Apr2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Chicago White Sox: U.S. Cellular Field Aerial View

The new Comiskey Park opened on April 18, 1991, three years after the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation to build the park directly across the street from old Comiskey Park. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on May 7, 1989, with Mayor Richard M. Daley and Governor James Thompson in attendance. The new park featured an […]

9Apr2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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PGA Tour: TPC Deere Run Golf Course Aerial View

Perhaps the most enticing stretch of holes begins at the par-4 15th through to the finish. Weibring and Gray achieved a stadium feel and look that is common to many TPC designs, but they did it without moving much earth. The holes, including two long par-4s, cut through the trees and a ravine, making for […]

6Apr2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Chicagoland Speedway Aerial Photo

Big track in the heart of the midwest – and right next to one of the largest cities in the country. This magnificent speedway is the result of over five years of painstaking effort by Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George, International Speedway Corporation Chief Executive Officer Bill France and nine local Joliet entrepreneurs: George […]

19Mar2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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In Flight: Chicago Midway Airport

Caught taking off in an aerial photo from Midway Airport in Chicago. See other In Flight Photos here on Virtual Bird’s Eye Technorati Tags: Bird’s Eye,Midway Airport,Aerial Photo

15Mar2008 | | 0 comments | Continued