Monday, January 11, 2010

PDP #159: The Black Tower of Chicago

You know you've got a towering building on your hands when it's effectively impossible to fit it within a single photo while you're within walking distance. That's how it is with the Sears Willis Tower in Chicago, photographed here during one of the only instances of actual decent weather I experienced in the three days I was there. To me, it seems like one of those buildings that, like Toronto City Hall, will always look vaguely futuristic. At the top, the radio masts are just barely visible against a cloud - they might make pretty good zeppelin mooring masts, no?

Though it must get hot sometimes. After all, black's not the color you want to use if you want to decrease the planetary albedo.

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