snapshot sunday

posted by the scholar on March 23rd, 2008
filed under: photography



the tiffany glass ceiling at marshall field’s macy’s marshall field’s on state street

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11 Responses to “snapshot sunday”

  1. El Says:

    Hi Gigi: can you believe the idiots at Field’s covered these beauties up? I didn’t see them at all until a renovation in the late 80s/early 90s opened up the ceilings again in the atria.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi el!

    i don’t know what they were thinking. it is amazing what is underneath tatty linoleum and drywall in those old buildings.

    i actually think they discovered daniel burnham’s fountain design back then too, and recreated it for their main floor.

    it takes a village…

    glad to see you (and will see you soon too)! 🙂

  3. technabob Says:

    I’ll never be able to call it Macy’s either.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hello technabob,

    yep. stupids.

    happy weekend to you!

  5. Ann and Charley Says:

    Hi Gig,

    Love the pic.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi ann and charley,

    thanks! i am having fun in my weekly travels with my camera.

    thanks for stopping by!

  7. sosser Says:

    love that shot!

    i can’t call it macy’s either 🙂

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    well i am glad i’m not the only one. they should have never changed the name — it’s part of our city’s heritage!

    thanks for letting me vent, and thanks for the visit too! 🙂

  9. Melinda Says:

    Wow that’s beautiful! I’ll bet it got covered in the 60’s. Too bad about the name change – yet another example of the globalization/corporatization of the entire world.

  10. the scholar Says:

    hi melinda,

    isn’t it pretty? i don’t understand why anyone thought it should be covered up.

    there actually is a VERY vocal group that pickets and actively boycotts macy’s due to the name change. i think a lot of chicagoans feel the same way even if they’re not on the picket line!

    thanks for stopping by!

  11. cg Says:

    beautiful photo… thanks for still calling it marshall fields…. and the sears tower! 🙂

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