Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Architecture of Dreams and Waking

















Uptown built as if it were going to conquer Chicago, but spent most of the following century battling a hangover. Today, it remains the place where florid ambition and cold reality collide. Read all about it, and see the pictures here.

1 comment:

Brian said...

I really dislike the new Aragon windows. They lack any depth.

Also, it's a bit disingenuous to call the bank that is now Borders "restored" so much as rehabilitated; the corner entrance was originally pedimented, and there was a missing balustrade along the top. Also the windows did not go all the way to the ground. http://chuckmancollectionvolume3.blogspot.com/2006/10/blog-post_116189527596544138.html