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