Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014





















The three-story art deco statue of Ceres, goddess of agriculture, on top of the Chicago Board of Trade Building, under an orange sky.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014





















Flamingo

'Alexander Calder’s abstract stabile anchors the large rectangular plaza bordered by three Bauhaus style federal buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe. The sculpture’s vivid color and curvilinear form contrast dramatically with the angular steel and glass surroundings. However, Flamingo is constructed from similar materials and shares certain design principles with the architecture, thereby achieving successful integration within the plaza.  Despite its monumental proportions, the open design allows the viewer to walk under and through the sculpture, leading one to perceive it in relation to human scale. '

From the City of Chicago website

Saturday, June 14, 2014























310 South Michigan, Strauss Building, from 1924, architects: Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Carbide and Carbon Building, Daniel and Hubert Burnham, Chicago

This Art Deco Skyscraper was completed in 1929 and is now home to Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago.
40 floors and 500 feet tall.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nuclear Energy, Henry Moore, at the Fermi Institute, Chicago where the first controlled nuclear chain reaction took place.

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