Claes Oldgenburg’s proposal for a skyscraper on N Michigan Ave, next to the Hancock, in the form of Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Eternal Silence, 1968, Chicago.
Taft’s 1909 sculpture can be seen in Graceland Cemetery on the site of Dexter Graves’ burial plot.
That wouldn’t have been creepy at all.
Daley Plaza, Chicago, 1969, Chicago. Pol Bury
Way cool. Love that the Picasso is untouched.
There’s a steep, narrow stairway off the Blue Line at Irving Park that splits in two and spills out onto Pulaski Road. Commuters climb and descend this shadowed crawlspace, hurrying to their business as quickly as they can.
But these days, something stops them, catches them midstride, quietly and forcefully demands their attention.
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Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, separated by ethnicities. Old Irving Park on Chicago’s northwest side contradicts that description with residents from 70 countries. The community’s new mural—Positive Babel: The World Lives, Works and Plays in Old Irving—was created to communicate that message.
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