Tag: Chicago buildings

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 »

Did You Know, Chicago? The Jewelers Building

Did You Know, Chicago? The Jewelers Building
No matter how many years I live in Chicago, I still love going on those architectural cruises. One of my favorite buildings to see on the tourĀ isĀ 35 E. Wacker, formerly known as the Jeweler’s Building, facing the Chicago River. Aside from the fact that it’s a beautiful building with a fancy dome on top of... Read more »