Beautiful Timelapse Video Shows Chicago's New Ferris Wheel & Summer's Glory

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 29, 2016 5:04PM


A new timelapse video features beautiful aerial views of Chicago in all its spring and summer glory, and shows the city's big new Ferris wheel in action.

Local photographer Chris Biela says it took him over 8 months to shoot and edit because he wanted to captures several of Chicago's most iconic warm-weather events: the dying of the River for St. Patrick's Day, the Air & Water Show, the Navy Pier fireworks, NHL Draft Town, and more.

"There is much more going on in the city and it impossible for me to capture all, but that is a beauty of it," he writes on YouTube.

Biela's filming took him all over the city, particularly to the tops of several high-rise hotels.

"I would like to send a special thanks to Sheraton Chicago, London House Chicago, Continental Hotel Chicago, Holiday Inn Chicago, [the] very nice lady at the top of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Wyndham Chicago and many, many more," he writes.

"I shot over 250 clips for this project with over 65,000 stills and number of hours post-processing," he says of the production process. "Welcomed in many places, kicked out from one, after few parking tickets, countless parking fees, miles on the foot with heavy bag I finally introduce you to URBANIQUE CHICAGO."