Who likes going to the dentist, right?
My dentist has moved his office from a dismal space in McClurg Court to Michigan Avenue, right across from the Intercontinental Chicago Hotel. From his windows, you can see the Intercontinental’s facade, which is almost impossible to see from the street.
What an odd and beautiful building! One of the city’s great stone-clad skyscrapers, it was designed in the late 20s, in the Art Deco style with Assyrian motifs. I love the rope carving highlighting the windows.
The bas-relief shows some sort of procession, with subjects bringing tributes to a king. There are lawgivers and hooded figures, trumpeters and archers, soldiers and gods, bulls and wheat, cities and spread-eagles, all jammed into one.
It sure brings a touch of exoticism to a Midwestern town.