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05/16/2007

Palm trees around the “Monadnock?! “

Here’s Chicago’s


And in sunny southern California, Henry Cobb will give us this

“The architecture was inspired by the Monadnock building in Chicago, built in 1893. I believe that 700 West Broadway will be elegant, characterized by calm, timeless and classic architecture that will be fresh and functional in 100 years,” he said. “It will stand with quiet authority, and be a pause in the visual landscape, a cornerstone.”
Henry Cobb, in a written statement.

Read more here. [via]

And, while we’re Monadnocking about,
here’s the original original,


Wiki says,

“the building’s name is taken from the New hampshire mountain that gave its name to the geological term indicating a freestanding mountain surrounded by a plain.”

And, how is this for high – just say yes

More on Chicago’s Monadnock here, here and here.

By the way, Mr. Cobb, with all due respect, from the above image and the video, I’m not sure I see enough Monadnock inspiration in your new building.

-Edward

08/17/2006

Old Soldier Fields never die….. they just get “upgraded!”

Remember when it looked like this?

I was going through some recent photographs, and I came across one of a friend, who is no longer with us. This old photograph of Soldier Field. Before the renovations.
Kinda nice, huh? It looks like it comes from a simpler age. And it does.

Reminds me of the joke about the woman who thinks she is going to die, but at the gates of heaven, Gd tells her, ‘It’s not your time yet, you have 40 more years.’ She feels great about this, and so she decides to get a complete makeover. She’ll get plastic surgery everywhere they can do it. Nose job, face lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, I don’t know what all they do. All the doctors think she looks fabulous after her renovation. Ready for the modern age! But the day she’s leaving the hospital, bam! she gets hit by a car. The poor lady goes up to the gates of heaven again, and she screams at Gd, “Why didn’t you pull me away from the car??? I thought you said I’d have another 40 years!!!” And Gd says, “Sorry, I didn’t recognize you.”

Here’s the new Soldier Field

-Sergeant E

08/17/2006

Old Soldier Fields never die….. they just get “upgraded!”

Remember when it looked like this?

I was going through some recent photographs, and I came across one of a friend, who is no longer with us. This old photograph of Soldier Field. Before the renovations.
Kinda nice, huh? It looks like it comes from a simpler age. And it does.

Reminds me of the joke about the woman who thinks she is going to die, but at the gates of heaven, Gd tells her, ‘It’s not your time yet, you have 40 more years.’ She feels great about this, and so she decides to get a complete makeover. She’ll get plastic surgery everywhere they can do it. Nose job, face lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, I don’t know what all they do. All the doctors think she looks fabulous after her renovation. Ready for the modern age! But the day she’s leaving the hospital, bam! she gets hit by a car. The poor lady goes up to the gates of heaven again, and she screams at Gd, “Why didn’t you pull me away from the car??? I thought you said I’d have another 40 years!!!” And Gd says, “Sorry, I didn’t recognize you.”

Here’s the new Soldier Field

-Sergeant E