Tag: Murals

The “silly thing” on the roof of Chestnut Place

The “silly thing” on the roof of Chestnut Place

The odd structure on the roof of Chestnut Place was, for a period of time, even more odd. From the Art Institute's oral history of architect Ben W ...
What’s with the garage paint at Hubbard Place?

What’s with the garage paint at Hubbard Place?

There's been some speculation at SkyscraperPage about the colorful bands of paint on the east wall of the Hubbard Place parking garage. One co ...
Images of domesticity and an architect’s beat-up mother-in-law

Images of domesticity and an architect’s beat-up mother-in-law

The elevator lobby at 100 East Bellevue immerses you in images of domestic bliss. On the outside chance that you missed the message, the h ...
Do murals denote a depressed community?

Do murals denote a depressed community?

I have a bias about murals: I associate their creation with communities that have declined and are likely to remain in a state of decline. I s ...
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