At the water's edge, old stone meets modern glass

June 18, 2010

I was coming up from the riverwalk downtown on a recent morning, camera in hand, when I saw the vista of the winding Beaux Art staircase and the gleaming, modern, 321 N. Clark building, built in 1987, in the background. Architectural contrasts like this--and you can live here for years and not notice a particular one until one day---are what make Chicago so cool.

(photo by Lee Bey)