Zeca Bettax, 13 October 2011


Oh yes…I still have photos from this camera to share!

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 InlandSteel01B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 InlandSteel02B

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 MetroCorrectionalCtr01B

Photo Information:

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

The first two photos are of the Inland Steel Building (completed in 1958 and designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill); I’ve posted about this building before, so I won’t go into further detail. The building in the third photo is the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center (completed in 1975 and designed by Harry Weese & Associates; formerly the William J. Campbell U.S. Courthouse Annex), built to house indicted criminals awaiting their trials in Federal court. The tower component seen here houses the prison portion of the complex, as you may well infer from the very narrow windows. The first nine floors house various administrative functions and have wider windows, while the upper floors house the prison proper and have much narrower windows. While it isn’t clearly evident in this photo, the building has a triangular floor plan, making it fairly unique among the buildings in the Loop; the triangular plan was dictated by the arrangement of the cell blocks on the upper floors.



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