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Loyola University Chicago

Large type painted atop the basketball gym at Loyola University in Chicago. Student legend says that it was painted for the sake of the many passengers flying into O’Hare airport. However; the normal flight path is to the south of…

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Monday, 31st October 2005

Lake Michigan Water Pumping Station

A couple of readers pointed out a cool-looking pumping station (in the thumbnail) and another not-so-cool one, both in Lake Michigan. Presumably they are both involved in pumping water towards the nearby city of Chicago; Lake Michigan is the largest…

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Tuesday, 11th October 2005

United Center

The United Center was built in 1994 to replace the Chicago Stadium and is home to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls. It’s apparently the largest arena in the United States. Thanks: Adrian Holovaty & Dana Olson

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Friday, 2nd September 2005

Navy Pier

Chicago’s Navy Pier host numerous entertainment facilities including a 148 ft Ferris Wheel, a 44ft high musical carousel with 36 hand-painted animals, the 1500 seat skyline stage, a 7 story Shakespeare theatre complex, an 18 hole mini-golf course, 2 museums…

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Monday, 22nd August 2005

Target Stores

One of the most recognized corporate symbols in the United States is that of the Target corporation, who have 1,351 stores in 47 of the 50 states. Of those 1,351 stores we’ve found three which have a giant Target painted…

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Sunday, 14th August 2005

Powers of Ten

Back in 1977, Charles and Ray Eames made a short movie entitled ‘Powers of Ten‘, which Wikipedia describes like this: It begins with a couple picnicking in a park; the view is that of one meter across. The viewpoint then…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005
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On this day: Paul Cézanne Died

On this day in 1906, French painter Paul Cézanne died. Montagne Saint-Victoire, circa 1890, is amongst many of his works…

On this day: USS Constitution Launched

On October 21, 1797, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston Harbor. Nicknamed ‘Old Ironsides’, the vessel has far outlived…

On this day: Sydney Opera House Opened

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