Photographer Eric Hines's Chicago Time Lapse Video Will Make Any Resident Proud

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 08: The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) rises above the city's skyline on November 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The building which stands 1,451 feet tall, not including the antennas, is waiting to learn if it will retain its title as the nation's tallest building or if it will have to pass the title to New York's newly constructed One World Trade Center which measures 1,368 feet without its decorative spire which adds another 408 feet making it 1776 feet tall. A decision from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, headquartered in Chicago, is expected soon. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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My New York friends can say what they want, I still think Chicago is one of the best cities ever. Which is why this gorgeous time lapse video of Chicago by photographer Eric Hines is making me incredibly nostalgic. Is anyone else craving deep dish or is that just me?

The city of Chicago is not for everyone. It's freezing cold in the winter, sweltering hot in the summer, and full of pot holes all year round. The sales tax is out of control, but the politicians still try to claim the city doesn't have money to pay for schools. And that's not even getting into all the issues with Chicago police or corruption at City Hall or gun violence. Also, apparently they're rigging the yellow lights against us.

And yet, ask any person who lives in Chicago and they'll probably tell you they wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Because for all it's challenges, Chicago is still a city millions are proud to call home. And despite its fondness for gray and miserable weather, it's also beautiful, too, as this video demonstrates. 

The video is the result of a two-year project by Hines, and the result is a picture of Chicago to make Chicagoans proud. 

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