It used to be the Sears Tower, but now it’s just the Willis Tower. Until 2014, when the new World Trade Center was completed in New York City, the Sears Tower was the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere.
I would assume that the bust dangling in the middle is Dr. Fazlur Rahman Khan, the tower’s celebrated architect, but it’s hard to say. He passed away in 1982, but Khan was honored with a Google Doodle on the 88th anniversary of his birth this year.
In 1976, the Marriott Company opened two amusement parks. One in Santa Clara, California and the other in Gurnee, Illinois, just north of Chicago, but both locations were called “Marriott’s Great Adventure”. Continue reading “Day 102 – The Marriott’s Great America Spoon”
Author and illustrator Edward Gorey was born in Chicago, Illinois on this day in 1925. To celebrate his birthday, here’s a spoon from the 1893 World’s Fair (the Columbian Exposition), which took place in Gorey’s hometown.