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35 E Wacker card 35 E. Wacker Dr. (Jeweler's Building)

A Beaux Arts classic skyscraper. Complete paper model at 1:2000 scale. Approximately 3 inches tall.

Price: $1.50 each

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860 Lake Shore Dr card 860 Lake Shore Drive Apts.

Twin apartment buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe. A complete paper model at 1:2000 scale. Approximately 1.5 inches tall.

Price: $1.50 each

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Aqua Building Card Aqua Tower

Unique skyscraper with contoured balconies designed by architect Jeanne Gang. A complete paper model at 1:2500 scale. Approximately 4 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Auditorium Building Card Auditorium Building

Louis Sullivan's masterpiece arts complex. A complete paper model at 1:2000 scale. Approximately 1.5 inches tall by 2.25 inches wide when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Bahai Temple Card Bahai Temple

Beautiful gem of a building, a landmark on the Lake Michigan shore. A complete paper model at 1:1500 scale. Approximately 1.5 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Board of Trade Building Card Board of Trade Building

Dramatic Art Deco skyscraper at the foot of LaSalle Street. A complete paper model at 1:2500 scale. Approximately 2.75 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Chicago Harbor Light card Chicago Harbor Light

Historic lighthouse at mouth of the harbor opposite Navy Pier. A complete paper model at 1:500 scale. Approximately 2.25 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Blue Line card CTA Elevated Train – Blue Line Car

Famous Chicago subway and elevated train. The Blue Line runs from the west side to O'Hare airport. A complete paper model at 1:160 scale (N Scale). Approximately 4 inches long when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Brown Line Card CTA Elevated Train – Brown Line Car

Famous Chicago subway and elevated train. The Brown Line runs from the Loop to the north side. A complete paper model at 1:160 scale (N Scale). Approximately 4 inches long when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Green Line card CTA Elevated Train – Green Line Car

Famous Chicago subway and elevated train. The Green Line runs to the south side and Oak Park. A complete paper model at 1:160 scale (N Scale). Approximately 4 inches long when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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CTA Elevated Train – Orange Line Car

Famous Chicago subway and elevated train. The Orange Line runs to Midway airport. A complete paper model at 1:160 scale (N Scale). Approximately 4 inches long when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Red Line card CTA Elevated Train – Red Line Car

Famous Chicago subway and elevated train. The Red Line runs north and south the length of the city. A complete paper model at 1:160 scale (N Scale). Approximately 4 inches long when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Tribune Tower card Chicago Tribune Tower

A classic Chicago skyscraper located on Michigan Avenue. A complete paper model at 1:1500 scale. Approximately 3.75 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Crown Hall card Crown Hall

Mies van der Rohe's jewel box of open interior space on the IIT campus. A complete paper model at 1:1000 scale. Approximately 1.5 inches by 3 inches wide when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Getty Tomb card Getty Tomb

An elegant cemetery monument designed by Louis Sullivan. A complete paper model at 1:150 scale. Approximately 2 inches wide when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Grosse Pt Light card Grosse Point Light

Historic lighthouse north of Chicago. A complete paper model at 1:400 scale. Approximately 3.25 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Inland Steel card Inland Steel Building

An elegant and iconic modernist skyscraper. A complete paper model at 1:1500 scale. Approximately 3.75 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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John Hancock Ctr card John Hancock Center

World famous skyscraper and recognizable landmark on Chicago skyline. A complete paper model at 1:4000 scale. Approximately 4.5 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Lake Pt Tower card Lake Point Tower

Well-known apartment tower with curving glass walls along Lake Shore Drive. A complete paper model at 1:3000 scale. Approximately 2.5 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Marina City card Marina City

A mini-city complex designed by Bertrand Goldberg, visible from Chicago River. A complete paper model on 2-panel card at 1:2500 scale. Approximately 3 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Michigan Ave Bridge card Michigan Avenue Bridge

The picturesque lift bridge across the Chicago River. A complete paper model at 1:1500. Approximately 3.25 inches long when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Picasso card Picasso Sculpture

A gift from Picasso to the city of Chicago. A complete paper model at 1:200 scale. Approximately 2.75 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Pritzker Pavilion card Pritzker Pavilion

Frank Gehry's distinctive band shell in Millennium Park. A complete paper model at 1:1500 scale. Approximately 2.5 inches wide when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Reliance Bldg card Reliance Building

Pioneering skyscraper designed by Daniel Burnham. A complete paper model at 1:2000 scale. Approximately 2.5 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

Photo of completed model

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Sears Tower card Sears/Willis Tower

For many years the world's tallest building. Now named the Willis Tower. A complete paper model at 1:4000 scale. Over 5.25 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Trump Tower card Trump Tower

Chicago's new second-tallest skyscraper. A complete paper model at 1:400 scale. Approximately 4 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Water Tower card Water Tower

Survivor of the great fire of 1871 and a local landmark. A complete paper model at 1:500 scale. Approximately 3.75 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Wrigley Building card Wrigley Building

Well-known skyscraper at the foot of Michigan Avenue. A complete paper model at 1:1500 scale. Approximately 3 inches tall when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Wrigley Field card Wrigley Field

The famous baseball stadium, home of the Chicago Cubs. A complete paper model on 2-panel card at 1:3000 scale. Approximately 3 inches wide when assembled.

Price: $1.50 each

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Complete Set of all 29 Chicago Postcards

One each of the 29 Build Your Own Chicago cards.

Price: $40.00 each set


To order Build Your Own Chicago postcard models, send a check payable to Wurlington Brothers Press to:

Wurlington Bros. Press
Matt Bergstrom
3058 W Lyndale #2
Chicago, IL 60647

Print a pdf order form.

Illinois residents please add 9.25% sales tax.

Shipping: add $0.50 for 1-4 cards, $0.75 for 5-9 cards, $0.85 for 10-15 cards, $1.50 for 16-30 cards.

Send a message if you have any questions. We will gladly ship orders overseas, but shipping costs will be slightly higher, depending on the number of cards you wish to order.


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