This picture was taken a few weeks ago during the Chicago Architecture Open House. My wife and I toured something like 15 buildings or so over the weekend and got to see places that you don’t normally get to see. This one is taken from the outside deck – if you can call it that – on the Chicago Temple. The Chicago Temple is a Methodist church and I’m told is the tallest worship structure. There is a small chapel at the top of the spire right in downtown, the section of town called the loop. Directly across the street from the Picasso at the Daley Plaza if you know where that is. The deck is part of the pastor’s living quarters. Not bad to be a pastor here and have one of the best views in the city.
The building in the background is the Jewelers Building. It was built in the 1920’s and is famous for having an elevator to take the cars of Jeweler Merchants quickly off the street where all the gangsters were so they could buy and sell diamonds and what not. Chicago is full of stories.