Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deco Details

Wacker Tower, which is also known as The Chicago Motor Club, is a stately Art Deco style building on Wacker Place. Here is one of the panel reliefs on the building. The light wasn't good enough (and it was too cold and windy to be gloveless) to get pictures of the other panels and the beautiful entrance. I'll go back when we get some more sunshine at the right angle (and it warms up again). Plans to convert it to condos have been delayed so it is currently vacant, prompting Preservation Chicago to include it on this year's list of most endangered buildings.

1 comment:

Hilda said...

It's a lovely panel and I hope the developer keeps them! The design makes me wonder about the artist or original owner's interests — a duck and parrots.