Atlas Relief - 520 N. Michigan Ave. Building, Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 53.496 W 087° 37.458
16T E 448209 N 4637929
Quick Description: Atlas is one of the figural representations of Zodiac signs and Greek dieties incised in low relief on the facade of 520 N. Michigan Ave, the former McGraw Hill Building.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2010 11:06:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM8QV0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Faithwalker & DaMama
Views: 8

Long Description:
In 1999/2000 the original art deco McGraw Hill building was torn down to make way for an improved shopping site plus hotel. There was such a hue & cry that the developers agreed to save the reliefs and attached them to the new structure, preserving the look of the original building. See ("http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-02-27/news/0002270165_1_facade-art-deco-stone" target="_blank">visit link) for more information.

The Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture also provides a good overview: ("http://books.google.com/books?id=MpgmzOocCmMC&lpg=PA39&ots=4XaU-hll48&dq=520%20michigan%20zodiac&pg=PA39#v=onepage&q=520%20michigan%20zodiac&f=false" target="_blank">visit link)
Construction Material: Stone

Is this Atlas?: yes

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