Sights, Sounds, and Shapes of Chicago (part 4 of.....)

by Camellia Staab October. 13, 2020 545 views

The zig zagging that started with the last post continued all the way until I reached the Gentlemen Statues at the AMA Plaza.

"The Gentlemen" sculpture has been at its current location at the AMA Plaza (formerly known as IBM Plaza), since March of 2015. Prior to that it was located at the Langham Hotel. The sculpture was designed and built by Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming. It depicts a group of businessmen traveling to work. It is a minimalist design that highlights just the basics of these ordinary businessmen headed to work on an average day. All the men look similar as they go about their day. It looks like any group of businessmen you might see at a bus stop. And you know it depicts a gloomy day because most of them are holding umbrellas.

Fortunately, for me, it was not a gloomy day, but rather sunny and warm. Other than noticing all these buildings and sculptures and some oddities, another thing that I noticed; how much quieter the city has become since Covid. Hardly any one honks their horns ( of course the lack of Taxis could be part of the reason) and how during lunch hour there are so few people out, probably due to the fact that many offices are closed and people are working from home.

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Gethin Thomas 6 months ago

Thanks for bringing all of these sights to us. A lot of these views will probably be history in time. Some great architecture shots, looks like an interesting city. It's interesting to see the much older architecture too as some US cities have this glass and glitz reputation it's easy to forget they have such history.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gethin Thomas 6 months ago

That is exactly what I miss about Europe, the availability of old architecture everywhere you look. So much more character in them than the "glass and glitz" as you call it.

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Gethin Thomas 6 months ago

#8 This is unusual, do you know what it is?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gethin Thomas 6 months ago

Yes, it is the Carbide and Carbon Building. Here's a link to read about it 

https://stjanehotel.com/experience/carbide-and-carbon-building/

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Tsao T-F 6 months ago

Nice series. Your post remind my good memory in 2004.smile
But there was no "The Gentlemen" sculpture at that time.
Thank you for introduction.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Tsao T-F 6 months ago

Thank you Tsao, glad you enjoyed smile

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Antonio Gil 6 months ago

Chicago is definitely a very interesting city to be visited

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months ago

A place for you to put on your travel to list smile

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