River Point (444 West Lake Street) sits at the point of the Chicago River where the river splits into its south and north branches. At the foot of this $500 million, 52-story skyscraper sits an elevated 1.5 acre outdoor public space that offers spectacular views of the Chicago River and the canyon of the skyscrapers that line the river's banks. The public space sits above the Amtrak and Metra lines that terminate at Union Station several blocks to the south.
Sometimes your best shot is behind you, which was the case today (and maybe everyday in the case of this location). Standing at the foot of the glass tower, I looked up, discovering the reflective qualities of its skin. The partitioned mirrors serve to compress the six blocks of riverscape to the east. Even better, the mirrors create wavy distortion. A great take on the riverscape.