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A Chicago puzzle

Where was this photo by Vivian Maier taken?





It is interesting because of the NYC-style residential density at the foot of the tower in the foreground.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2020, 12:38 PM
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...new-light.html

The article has to be wrong... this looks like New York because it IS New York.
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kind of a weird one. the taller buildings look midwestern but the lower buildings look nyc. chicago did have some quasi-nyc tenement areas near downtown that were almost completely urban-renewed.



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it has to be new york i cant make any angle on that work.
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I THINK the highrise second to left in the background is the Ritz Tower on Park Avenue, but could it be the Randolph tower? Can't find the foreground mini-scraper...
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My New York theory would mean this is the UES somewhere near Rockefeller University....
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OK, thinking the little guy is the Beekman Tower ...

https://goo.gl/maps/CDcdnNdg6ktcA1mVA

that would make this the UN area...




But I am still unsure on the dark brick building to the right.
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i really don't have a good high-resolution intuitive street-level feel for the shape of nyc across time like i do for the midwest or west, or at least its not very fresh. i couldn't read it. but i could still easily tell that something wasn't quite right, not sure how that passed muster.
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That's it.
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