Love you Liz. No idea what the hell that thing is behind us though. #CBRocks at #TheShedd tonight. #OursHadAScubaDiverWearingCBSwag #YoursHadAPileOfBones
I am stuck in class all day today in this building. When it was designed I imagine the owner told the architect For the love of Gd whatever you do dont use any color!!
Very informative link from the Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society's website:
I am going to divert your attention from the fascinating world of residential real estate (nerd attribute #1) and head up...way up.
Back to the point - if you are still reading this I haven't lost you yet so you probably are nerdy enough to know that the GPS you have in your phone or car works because there is a circle of satellites orbiting earth. (nerd attribute #5) What if I told you that idea is not so new?
Here is a B-29 being used for non-military needs. In this case the Westinghouse company along with the Stratovision Company used these aircrafts as tv antennas!
Back in the day you didn't just turn on the tv and get Howdy Doody by magic, although it certainly felt like it I bet. If you lived in rural America your tv set received that signal because a series of B-29's were flying across the country with giant antennas hanging down from them. (See the illustration on the side of the plane?) They were the precursors to today's ring of satellites. How flippin' cool is that??? (nerd attribute #6)
From Wikipedia (but go to the library and find a book about this): "Stratovision was an airborne television transmission relay system from aircraft flying at high altitudes. In 1945 the Glenn L. Martin Co. and Westinghouse Electric Corporation advocated television coverage of small towns and rural areas as well as the large metropolitan centers by fourteen aircraft that would provide coverage for approximately 78% of the people in the United States This system has been used for domestic broadcasting in the United States, and used by the U.S. military in Vietnam and other countries."
The Chicago Tribune put together a really cool walking tour of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Click on the photo above and enjoy the walk!
A friend of mine just came back from Switzerland and showed me this currency. My first thought when I saw it was, "Oh, there's Le Corbusier" and a second later it was "That's not possible; he's an architect."
Countries don't put architects on currency.
Turns out Switzerland indeed does. That really is Le Corbusier on their 10 Franc note. How cool is that?? If Switzerland does that then I think we need to see if we can get the U.S. Mint to make a Frank Lloyd Wright $1 bill, a Louis Sullivan $5 bill, a Louis Kahn $10 bill and a $20 Daniel Burnham bill. I think that would be an amazing thing to see.
Of course the $1 bill will look really good but probably leak at some point. The $5 bill would be the most ornate but end up alone and lonely. The $10 bill will be sleak and modern and the $20 bill would propose that all currency be laid out in your wallet in an organized, radiating pattern with spaces reserved for no money at all so the other things in your wallet can have a nice place to relax.
Who can sell your home better? The one who buys an ad in a local little paper or the one who has offices in over 43 countries?
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.