Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Canyons with Fire Escapes, Cityscapes and a Room with a View...

 I would never venture into the back alleys of the city--far too timid for that--but am always interested. This one, behind our building, is mainly a "smoker's lounge" for the local office workers.

 I don't smoke, but I know that this open porch (with a wonderful view from 37 floors up) is the one used by our offices' smokers.

 Saved by the McDonald's: the small older office building is 100 years old, a generic "skyscraper" of the turn of the last century. All the other old buildings on that block were torn down in the last 30 years, but this little trooper has a very successful McD's in the ground floor! Currently, the building is under renovation. Cool.
 My daily walk from train station to work at the base of the "Sears" Tower, looking east on Adams St.
The old "Field Building", 135 S. LaSalle St. Iconic in it's day as one of the last large buildings constructed in Chicago before the Depression of the 1930's.

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