Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Eagles Have Landed

It's a good and familiar sight! The white terra cotta eagles have returned to their roost at the corner of Broadway and West Sheridan Road, a block from Uptown's southern border.

They were carefully removed for restoration and storage back in September 2016, as the nearly block-long construction of a new building by developer David Gassman got underway.

But now they're back and looking (sorry) fly.

To compare then and now, below is a photo of them from the wonderful Designslinger blog before their removal. You can read about the history of that corner and the Isaac G. Ettleson Building, where they looked down from their corner perch for many years.

pre-restoration photo, courtesy of Designslinger
Welcome back, fellas.

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