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John A. (Macdonald) The Man Who Made Us by Richard Gwyn
 
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Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

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Hemingway's Boat - can't remember author of the top of my head.

Just finished Colter, by Rick Bass. Great book for a bird hunter or dog lover in general.
 
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Frank McLynn _The Burma Campaign_


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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Prophet of Modern Architecture, ( Louis Sullivan.)
 
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Prophet of Modern Architecture, ( Louis Sullivan.)


You've done the architecture tours on your trips to Chicago?


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starting The Quest by Daniel Yergin. May take a while...long book.
 
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Prophet of Modern Architecture, ( Louis Sullivan.)


You've done the architecture tours on your trips to Chicago?


Oh, indeed!

SOM was a client of mine years ago.
 
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Prophet of Modern Architecture, ( Louis Sullivan.)


You've done the architecture tours on your trips to Chicago?




Oh, indeed!

SOM was a client of mine years ago.


Nice. I've done the Frank Lloyd Wright things but not the downtown tours. They are on my list of things to do.

I was into it a little more when Helmut Jahn was building things around here - I guess that's been awhile.


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My girlfriend won tickets for the architectural cruise on the Chicago river a few years ago. We enjoyed it greatly, taking off from Navy Pier. Well worth it if you are downtown.
 
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I also have a client that has won the ugliest building award several times on the architectural cruise. ( General Growth building) Big Grin
 
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Just finished "Inside Scientology". Weird folks, and dangerous, in my view.
Next on the agenda....I want to read Douglas Brinkley's biography of Teddy Roosevelt. I also hear there is a new biography of Zachary Taylor, written by E.B. Smith, who was a professor of mine at the U of MD more than 35 yrs ago.


99% of lawyers give the rest of us a bad name.
 
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I also have a client that has won the ugliest building award several times on the architectural cruise. ( General Growth building) Big Grin


I walked by it twice today. Now that you mention it, I can see how it might get an "award" like that?


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Found a lot of Christmas gift ideas here.
 
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Prophet of Modern Architecture, ( Louis Sullivan.)


You've done the architecture tours on your trips to Chicago?




Oh, indeed!

SOM was a client of mine years ago.


Nice. I've done the Frank Lloyd Wright things but not the downtown tours. They are on my list of things to do.

I was into it a little more when Helmut Jahn was building things around here - I guess that's been awhile.


I use to give the CAF downtown tour for a number of years when I lived in Chicago. It's worth taking the tour to see the Frank Lloyd Wright remodel of the lobby of the Rookery--and of course the Rookery. The amazing, no internal steel frame, Monanock Building. Other favorites--Chicago Board of Trade with Jahn addition, especially if you can get to the 11th (?) floor, Fischer Building, Mies' Federal Buildings and mini-plaza, the interior the the Marquette building, etc., etc.

Also highly recommend doing the Graceland Cemetery tour. Not only are many of the great Chicago architects buried there--Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, John Root and Mies Van der Rohe. But some of the monuments are also designed by architects. The most important is the Mausoleum designed by Louis Sullivan--a first hint of modern architecture.

Final trick question, what's the tallest building in the loop?
 
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Final trick question, what's the tallest building in the loop?



Alright, I'll bite. Since the Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States, and it is located in the Loop, I'll say the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).
 
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Final trick question, what's the tallest building in the loop?



Alright, I'll bite. Since the Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States, and it is located in the Loop, I'll say the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).


I think that was the "trick," tlv. I imagine most people not from the area would still remember it as Sears Tower.

PH
 
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I think that was the "trick," tlv. I imagine most people not from the area would still remember it as Sears Tower.

PH



I've lived here my whole life and will always think of it as the Sears Tower. I don't know anyone who ever calls it the Willis Tower. I do hear Willis Tower occasionally on TV or radio, and I have to stop and think about what they're talking about.
 
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I don't consider the Sears Tower to be in the Loop, maybe that is his "trick". I consider the Loop to encompass the L train (which creates the "loop"). Taking that into account, I think it might be the Chase building.
 
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I don't consider the Sears Tower to be in the Loop, maybe that is his "trick". I consider the Loop to encompass the L train (which creates the "loop"). Taking that into account, I think it might be the Chase building.


Yes, the former First National Building at, I think, 66 stories. One of my favorite things to do on my tours was to have everyone walk up to the building and turn around with their back to it. I would then quote Louis Sullivan that a tall building "should be a tall and soaring thing" and have then turn around and look up. The swoop of the building pulls your eyes upward to the sky. It was fun to hear the reactions.
 
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I think that was the "trick," tlv. I imagine most people not from the area would still remember it as Sears Tower.

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I've lived here my whole life and will always think of it as the Sears Tower. I don't know anyone who ever calls it the Willis Tower. I do hear Willis Tower occasionally on TV or radio, and I have to stop and think about what they're talking about.

It will always be the Sears Tower. It's kind of like Wright's houses are always known by their first owners. Building are not the same, but it often feels right.
 
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I just loved how the president of Willis at the time called it "The Big Willie" when they first signed the lease and got the naming rights!


In Canada? Really? Duties in?
 
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I just loved how the president of Willis at the time called it "The Big Willie" when they first signed the lease and got the naming rights!

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Since Sears keeps threatening to move their HQ from Illinois, maybe I'll start calling it the Willis. Wink
 
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Reading Between the Wines by Terry Theise.
 
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