Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Stone Container Monologues

150 N. Michigan. The Smurfit-Stone Building has the dubious honor of having a juicy urban legend revolving around its distinct design earning it this other name.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Under the Red Line

Clybourn Avenue and Bissel Street. This portion of the Red Line began operating in 1943. Its diagonal cut through Clybourn Avenue reduced the trip from the north section of the city to the loop by eleven minutes. Wiki has a nice digestible page on the Red Line's fascinating history but if you really want major nuts and bolts, then you must go to Chicago "L".org.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Chicago Temple Building

W. Washington Street. Wiki says this is the tallest church building in the world (though not the tallest church--that honor belongs to the Ulm Cathedral) Home to the First United Methodist Church of Chicago, 23 of its floors are taken up by religious and office use. The building to the left is the Cook County Administration Building.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008