Friday, March 5, 2010

Loop: LaSalle Canyon [Bald Eagles..]

When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius;
lift up thy head!
.. [William Blake]..

Bald Eagle, the symbol of America..
Seen here on three buildings at the foot of LaSalle Street canyon..
- Continental Illinois Bank Bldg. / Illinois Merchant Bank Bldg.
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- The Chicago Board of Trade Building
Bald eagles, in their glory, with hooked bills, rounded wings, and sharp talons.. perched on the buildings that are symbols of finance and trade, through the economic upheavals that unfettered capitalism begets.. Capitalism, another symbol of America.. Somehow birds-of-prey and capitalism have too much in common.. Stopping this thought trail here.. I move on to the rooks of Rookery ..

Rookery, the comes from the previous building on this site, an old city hall which was a favorite roosting spot of pigeons.
Architects: Burnham & Root
Completed: 1888


Kevin Kuhn said...

So far this is your best post. I have been following your blog for a long time now, and I am sure many others do too. A lurker, as is said. But I feel compelled to write today.
You have gathered enough information now, to write your observations your own unique way. Good observations and good humor.
- Kevin.

adgorn said...

FYI: I posted another eagle, that apparently was also downtown at one point, here:


Jyoti said...

Thanks Kevin!
Thanks Alan!