Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever

But on a cloudy day in Chicago, you can't see Lake Michigan.

As promised, below are my pictures from the Sears Tower today:

At the foot of the third tallest building in the world.

The former corporate headquarters of retailer Sears is a dramatic contrast to Wal-Mart's humble one-story corporate headquarters building in Bentonville, AR (see below.) This hubris would be reflected in Sears' decline. Sears moved out in 1995, just 22 years after moving into at what was at that time the world's tallest building.

103rd floor: linens, home appliances, parachutes ...

The Chicago River, dyed green on St. Patrick's Day.

I-90 through downtown Chicago.

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