Loop Skyscraper Apparently Crawling With Leprechauns

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If you celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day with a can of 312 Urban Wheat on the way to work on the Blue Line this morning (you know who you are), then before you sober up, head down to 333 South Wabash.  Word on the street is that the place is infested with leprechauns.

The end of the rainbow is at 333 South Wabash Avenue (Courtesy of Loop Spy Jody)

The evidence comes from Loop Spy Jody, who provided the photograph above, taken a few months ago, showing conclusive proof that the end the rainbow is, indeed, the former CNA Plaza. That means that somewhere hidden inside its 44 stories is a pot of gold.

You want more proof?  The dye used to turn the Chicago River green is actually orange.  And the skyscraper at 333 is colored orangeishy-red.  Coincidence?  We think not.

If security at 333 throws you out for trying to get your hands on someone’s lucky charms, you can console yourself by grabbing a Shamrock Shake, instead.  There’s a McDonald’s two blocks north on Adams.  

Location: 333 South Wabash Avenue, The Loop

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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