Chicago Skyscrapers Spawn Folk Art
Dec22

Chicago Skyscrapers Spawn Folk Art

In the last couple of decades I’ve lived in a dozen or so cities.  But only one has had the unique combination of cold winter weather and skyscrapers that makes the classic Chicago “Falling Ice” sign a necessity. It’s been a mild 2011/2012 Winter so far, so they haven’t been seen much.  But once we get a good, solid snowfall the city’s sidewalks will sprout with hundreds of ice warning signs, like...

Read More

Slice of Life: Skywalks of Chicago

Chicago is not a big skywalk city.  In places like Minneapolis and Cincinnati, skywalks are common areas linking many buildings and often lined with shops, kiosks, and eateries.  In Chicago, we have the Pedway, but it’s buried like the one in Houston, and not what it once was or could possibly be. But there are many private skywalks in Chicago — if you know where to look.  On a recent sunny day when I had...

Read More