Two times during the year, the sun is just right to create this reflection on the Berghoff building. The previous one was taken in September, and this one was taking last March.
Completed in 1872, only months after the Great Chicago Fire, the two adjoining Italianate buildings give one a glimpse of what the Loop was like in the 1870's. It was discovered in the last decade or so that the building on the left has a pre-cast cast iron front which was bolted together. This is supposedly one of only two remaining cast iron front buildings in the Loop.
The restaurant opened in 1898, however, I don't know when they added the neon sign.
I shot this image last March, and it has become one of my favorite photographs that I have taken.
In May, I was standing across the street again with my camera, and attempted to recapture the essence of my previous image.
A couple more shots...
(edit) Thanks Chicagoist for the link!