The off-limit/weathered parts of Navy Pier offer spectacular views of Chicago: Photos of the Day - August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013

By Shawn Allee and Elliott Ramos

As a treat for today's photo of the day, we wanted to offer a glimpse into a part of Chicago not often seen.

Last week, Curious City editor Shawn Allee and Data Reporter Elliott Ramos asked Navy Pier to take us into a part of the tourist destination often overlooked, but is in almost every postcard: the twin observation towers at the end of the pier.

After signing away (our lives) in a few release forms, Navy Pier staff accompanied us through the Pier's rustic spots, but when we got to the top, awe took over. We'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Enjoy!

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