Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Freshly scrubbed

The former Carson Pirie Scott building, designed by Louis Sullivan, at 1 South State Street, Chicago

9 comments:

Teresa Hatfield said...

Beautiful, ornate building!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Jane Flanagan said...

Absolutely exquisite!

tintin said...

Beautiful on the outside - - Not so much on the inside. Love the angle.

You ever buy anything in there, Olive?

Alice Olive said...

Tintin: Just a pair of Tommy Hilfinger city shorts. In tan. On sale. The store had already died by then.

tintin said...

Everything was on sale. All the time. CPS was like a beautiful woman - - who cheated on you all the time. So much going for it but nothing there.

Alice Olive said...

Tintin: She wasn't beautiful by the time I saw her. She had been passed over. The decay was palpable.

tintin said...

Chicago is dead, Olive. Gone to the big mall in the sky. Richie will tear down anything to add to the tax base.

You haven't moved back have you?

enc said...

Shiny! And texture-y!

Anonymous said...

Chicago is far from dead! It's great now. And Daley's not running for re-election. Bring on Rahm.

This building is now being used for the School of the Art Institute, it's nice that it's been preserved.