Reflection in the glass behind the ironwork of the Carson Pirie Scott building (built 1899), photo by Michael Tercha for Chicago Magazine.
One of my favorite Chicago landmarks, I am still devastated that this will be a Target in a matter of weeks. One can only hope it doesn’t detract from the beauty of the architecture.
Why is it somehow worse for it to be a Target than to be Carson Pirie Scott? They are the same commercial manifestation just happening in different eras. I doubt anyone at the time it was built complained that the tenant was unworthy of the edifice. I’m just glad the building gets to continue to exist, as so many of Sullivan’s other great works have not been as lucky.