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Did You Know?

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.

A water bottle and tripod serve as stand-ins as Michael emulates Daniel Chester French's statue "the Republic," which stands on the location of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair administration building.

Brain Snacks

A smattering of snacks--have a bite!

  • A Brainsnack Annotated Bibliography
    Many of our favorite Chicago books, annotated with book info and our own descriptions. Click on book covers to purchase them at Amazon.com, and we'll get credit!
  • Get the Book!
    The publisher has been saying that Michael's book Hollywood on Lake Michigan, 2d. edition, should be available soon...
  • Pictorial Chicago
    Visit Brainsnack.net's Chicago photo album for more than 1400 sights throughout the city. Download photos for your wallpaper, or register and send an e-card!

 

 

     
               

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