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|photograph courtesy the Discovery Channel|
35 East Wacker (Jewelers Building). Right, Shaw, Metz and Associates, at the time of its 1962 the tallest marble-clad building in the world.
Discovery channel at 6:00 p.m., with the actual walks scheduled for 7:00.
Bread and circuses. On Tuesday, an epic of power will play out at the ballot box. Every day of week, life and death dramas play out, usually all but totally unseen, in cities like Chicago all across the world, often in innocent-looking buildings just like those on dazzling display last night. Wallenda's stunt is a dual symbol. First, of how easily our limited attention and action are diverted from the really important battles that affect our lives. Second, of how tenuously - as secure as we may seem - our lives cling to their moorings amidst the underlying raw vulnerabilities of human existence.