Random Mondays... 02.13.06...
First, at about 7:02 AM this past Thursday, I awoke to the sun rising and reflecting on the west side of the Jewelers Building.
The demolition of the Joyce (correction: Julian) Hotel on Belmont near the Red Line.
What was once a Holiday Inn from the 60's, then a Quality Inn, it is now a Crown Plaza Hotel (imagine the luxury from Holiday Inn to Crown Plaza) on the corner of Madison and Halsted.
Opposite corner across the intersection, the new MB Bank building.
Escalators at what is still Marshall Fields (in name only) State Street store. Notice that the green lighting which has filled the atrium for the last three years is gone. (As a side note, I highly recommend "Frontera Fresco" in food court on the seventh floor.)