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The beautiful gold onion dome on the top of the Hotel Intercontinental, originally built by the Shriners as the Medinah Athletic Club in 1929, was designed to be a docking structure for dirigibles. Blimps were shaping up to be the elite mode of air transport in the early 20th Century until the 1937 Hindenberg Disaster took the air out of the movement...so to speak.

Very impressionable to public art, Michael poses before the 1998 Hubertus von der Goltz sculpture "The Crossing," just north of Chicago's Loop on LaSalle Street.

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Michael embodies a unique and remarkable blend of riveting performer and serious scholar and weaves together fascinating stories of the city's architecture, art treasures, and movie locations with hilarious tales of its colorful past.

 

     
               

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