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Beautiful timelapse video shows off great Chicago places

Here's a fun Friday diversion: Take four minutes to enjoy this gorgeous Chicago timelapse video by Josh Kalven, which shows off some of Chicago's most beloved public spaces.

We received some amazing videos and photos as entries in the "What Makes Your Place Great?" contest, and this is another great example of how creating a sense of place is absolutely essential to successful cities.

Happy Friday!


  1. 1. Josh from Hyde Park on September 24, 2010

    That video rocks. The final shot, out the back of the Green Line heading west, is great. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2. Stewart Carlson on October 3, 2010

    This video was way too long and boring. The music was vapid. I finished the video thinking "This piece has no direction."

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