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Watch One Bennett Park rise 70 stories in timelapse video

The 836-foot-tall Streeterville tower took almost three years to complete.

Watch Union Station get its new skylight in this stunning time-lapse video

The 14-month project unfolds in a matter of seconds.

Watch an offseason’s worth of Wrigley Field construction in this time-lapse video

Looks like it was a pretty frantic winter at the ‘Friendly Confines.’

Chicago’s Amazon bid video released, William Shatner narrates

The city trailer played up Jeff Bezos love of Star Trek

Civic leaders team up in Chicago’s latest push for Amazon HQ2

Chicagoans are "all in," says a new campaign video.

A look inside the four-tower ‘urban campus’ planned for 700 W. Chicago

A new animation provides the best look yet at the seven-acre redevelopment

Soar above the Chicago Riverwalk in this striking drone’s-eye video

The popular downtown amenity was completed roughly one year ago


Chicago’s 606 offers stunning views atop old train tracks

A retired freight train line became one of Chicago’s most extraordinary parks

Watch a Gold Coast apartment tower rise 35 floors in 100 seconds

A new time-lapse follows the construction of the Sinclair apartment tower at Clark and Division

Delightfully retro CTA clip highlights agency’s move to videotape

Step back into the ‘70s with this retro video from Chicago’s transit agency

Video: Watch as Andersonville’s new water tank is installed

New drone video footage offers a bird’s-eye perspective of this week’s installation of the Swedish American Museum’s new water tower.

Time lapse video highlights Chicago’s colorful skyline at night

Get up close and personal with the Windy City’s famous skyline in this new time lapse video.

A look at last night’s wild lightning storm

A steady stream of lightning strikes lit up the Chicago skyline this week.

Rhymefest and Blackstone Bicycle Works team up on bicycle safety PSA

The music video features local rappers Jorge Mikell, Adarah Hale, and Rio.

Chicago’s CTA stations then and now

The CTA has shared a new video which contrasts its stations from the past and present

Tilt-shift video makes Chicago look like a miniature model

The photographer used real tilt-shift lenses, not software, to create the footage.

Let’s take a moment to admire Chicago’s incredible grid system

Chicago’s expansive grid system is mesmerizing from above.

A look at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair in color

A short film offers a look into the excitement of the Century of Progress International Exposition.

Documentary offers look into Pilsen’s past

Local PBS station WTTW will be featuring a new documentary about Pilsen later this month.

Video: Watch the Chicago River turn St. Patrick’s Day green

The annual tradition draws thousands of onlookers to Chicago River’s main branch.

Time lapse shows early progress on Streeterville’s One Bennett Park tower

Construction crews still have another two full years of work before the upscale units are delivered.

Video shows a drone’s eye view of Mega Mall demolition

Work to prepare the site of Logan Square’s Mega Mall for future redevelopment began in December and has already progressed quite far.

Here’s the view from the top of Wicker Park’s Northwest Tower

The old office tower will reopen at the end of the month as The Robey

Watch as Wrigley’s marquee triggers mass pandemonium

This video perfectly captures the satisfying conclusion of the Cubs storybook season from the heart of Chicago’s Wrigleyville.

St. Boniface Church stars in new ad celebrating Cubs

This heart-warming video commemorating the Cubs’ World Series victory picked a perfect backdrop to symbolize both the decline and resilience of the Windy City.

Follow Eddie Vedder around Wrigley in this 1992 video

Back before the age of the flashy jumbo screens, corporate-branded plazas, and the best regular season record in baseball, the Evanston native was no less enthusiastic about his chosen baseball team and its stadium.

Watch a time lapse of downtown Chicago in the glory of 4K

The video’s creator has squeezed eight months of footage into three and a half minutes

Watch the rescue of a bee swarm in the West Loop

While the Loop and the trendy Fulton Market District are generally swarming with people, these dense urban areas are not the most friendly places for honey bees.

Wrigley Field Sign Installation Time Lapse

Last Thursday, workers quickly hoisted the sign back into place, and EarthCam was there to catch the entire process. Using several hours of footage, EarthCam has created this one minute time lapse video of the sign's installation.

A Look Through Vintage Home Movies of 1930s Chicago

It seems as though you can't go anywhere without seeing someone taking a photo or video on their cell phone. However, back in the 1930s, home movie equipment was expensive and complicated.

Time Lapse Shows Michigan Avenue Tower Construction

A nearby office worker has been documenting the construction of the new MILA tower by taking still photographs of the construction site since work began back in 2014.

New Drone Footage of a Snow-Covered Chicago

The usual suspects are featured, including the Adler Planetarium, Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, the 606 trail, the United Center, and of course, the Willis Tower.

Take an In-Depth Tour of Chicago's Famous Halsted Street

Here's a Quick Trip Down the New Section of Lakefront Trail

Check Out This Ultra-High-Def Time Lapse Video of Chicago

Go Ice Skating Around Maggie Daley Park With This Video

Late '70s Tourism Film Showcases the Attractions of Chicago

What Chicago Would Look Like if the Cubs Won a World Series

New Video Features the Oldest Known Footage of Chicago