Monday, May 09, 2011

500 up!







As this is my 500th blog posting, I'd like to thank all readers and particularly Penny Anderson and Duncan Chappell for their many contributions. I've just returned from a long-planned trip to Chicago, so I'm indulging myself with an image of one of the city's more recent skyscrapers. It's the elegant and streamlined 1389-foot Trump Tower by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, pictured here with the landmark 1929 Carbon & Carbide Building. Strangely, the Trump Tower has received relatively little coverage in the architectural journals. For anyone familiar with Glasgow, Chicago is a fascinating destination because of its social, economic and physical similarities, albeit on a much vaster scale.