Archive for May 2012

The Marilyn Monroe statue is leaving....FINALLY!

The Marilyn Monroe statue is leaving....FINALLY!
It was just announced that the 25-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe currently found along Michigan Avenue will be removed on Monday. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been a fan of many of the sculptures that have been placed in Pioneer Plaza, but I think this one was absolutely terrible. “Forever Marilyn,” unveiled in July 2011,... Read more »

The real story behind the Vagina Building

The real story behind the Vagina Building
You may know it by its slightly tamer name, the Diamond Building. But no matter what you call it, the building with the flat top and prominent vertical slit is one of the most famous designs in the Chicago skyline. Today, the building is known as the Crain Communications Building, a change that just happened... Read more »