Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.
Elevated views of large buildings of Chicago and ground nearby. Buses and 1960s cars on busy roads, streets, and highways in Chicago area. A street car or trolley goes by on a road. It's connecting rod can be seen above it. Pedestrians walk on roads and sidewalks in what may be an Italian neighborhood of Chicago. Shops in the area. Three women wearing typical 1960s fashions and hair styles walk on sidewalk in front of a pizzeria. Old men on streets. A residential area, and a church near by. City of Chicago workers in the Department of Urban Renewal work to clean debris from an area and load it on a truck. A huge building under construction.
Pedestrians on sidewalks and streets between high rise buildings of Chicago, Illinois United States. A crowd of people walk on road, including women, workers, younger men and women, and Navy sailors. Close up views of different people in the city of Chicago in the 1960s, wearing typical 1960s American fashions. Old women talk on sidewalks. Roads busy with cars and buses. Worker stands above an open manhole cover as another man performs street or underground work. Ice skaters skate in an skating ring. Train of the elevated railway arrives at a station. U.S. Navy sailors walk with young women across a bridge. A furniture shop in Chicago.
Film opens with hazy aerial views of Chicago Illinois. Scene shifts to views from vehicle driving on Chicago highway. A road sign reads"Des Plaines River Rd exits 1/2 mile ahead." A Boeing 727 commercial airliner is seen overhead with wheels down as it descends to land. Some 1960s cars drive past. View back, of the airliner descending above the highway, and of truck and cars passing the camera vehicle. Overhead road sign reads "Chicago Downtown 15 Miles." View of the Chicago skyline of buildings on Lake Michigan waterfront. View from slow moving aircraft of the Wrigley Building; the Michigan Avenue Bridge across the Chicago River; and the Tribune Tower. Camera continues to pan to East and then at building with "United Insurance" written near its top. Camera then swirls downward to river and bridges directly below and then back up from street and down again, ending on avenue near building displaying two American flags.
Skyscrapers and cluster of buildings in Chicago, Illinois. Exterior views both elevated and street level of the giant Merchandise Mart building in Chicago's North side. View of the elevated train passing near the Merchandise Mart in the mid 1960s.
Buildings and busy streets, civilians during their routine life in Chicago, Illinois United States in the mid 1960s. Old church building and a residential building nearby. Cars parked outside the building. A pet dog looks from window of a car, a woman walks on sidewalk with pet dog. Man rides bike, other men on roads. Cars in a busy market with shops on both sides of road. Beauticians work inside a shop. People wearing typical 1960s fashions are seen in streets, and workers are seen in a post office. People buy hats and other cloths from a shop. A woman observes a portrait in a painter's shop. A painter makes pencil sketch of a boy.