Looking west on Washington from Dearborn, 1865, Chicago.

Looking west on Washington from Dearborn, 1865, Chicago.

Looking west along the river toward the Merchandise Mart, 1947, Chicago.Wil Deppe

Looking west along the river toward the Merchandise Mart, 1947, Chicago.Wil Deppe

Boarding a north bound 151 at a bus stop on North Michican Ave and the river, 1932, Chicago

The 151 still runs; its route only slightly deviating from the one 80 years ago.

Boarding a north bound 151 at a bus stop on North Michican Ave and the river, 1932, Chicago

The 151 still runs; its route only slightly deviating from the one 80 years ago.

Looking north on Dearborn at Van Buren, 1923, Chicago

Looking north on Dearborn at Van Buren, 1923, Chicago

Looking north on LaSalle from Jackson, 1918, Chicago.

Looking north on LaSalle from Jackson, 1918, Chicago.

Looking south on State from Washington, 1909, Chicago

Looking south on State from Washington, 1909, Chicago

The LaSalle St tunnel at Randolph, 1900, Chicago.

The LaSalle St tunnel at Randolph, 1900, Chicago.

Decaying sign on one of the original south-side Harold’s Chicken Shacks, 1986, Chicago.

Decaying sign on one of the original south-side Harold’s Chicken Shacks, 1986, Chicago.

The north west corner of State and Randolph, 1965, Chicago

The north west corner of State and Randolph, 1965, Chicago

The skyline south west from Navy Pier, 1959, Chicago

The skyline south west from Navy Pier, 1959, Chicago

Looking south on Wabash at Monroe, 1952, Chicago.

Looking south on Wabash at Monroe, 1952, Chicago.

The Tribune Tower, 1948, Chicago.

The Tribune Tower, 1948, Chicago.

Raising gang preparing to connect steel, 900 N Michigan Ave, 1987, Chicago. Susan Crocker

Raising gang preparing to connect steel, 900 N Michigan Ave, 1987, Chicago. Susan Crocker

There was something sinister abroad in Chicago….

DC Comics,Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth, July 1974.

There was something sinister abroad in Chicago….

DC Comics,Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth, July 1974.

Looking north on Rush from Hubbard, 1961, Chicago.

The Water Tower Inn (now the site of the Park Hyatt) can be seen in the distance on Chicago Ave.

Looking north on Rush from Hubbard, 1961, Chicago.

The Water Tower Inn (now the site of the Park Hyatt) can be seen in the distance on Chicago Ave.