Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tribune Tower : Grotesques & Gargoyles
Address: 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Architect: Raymond M. Hood and John Mead Howells..
Sculptural ornamentation: Rene Paul Chambellan..
Designated a Chicago Landmark: February 1, 1989...
Frog was created by Rene Chambellan to represent himself, jokingly alluding to his French ancestry.
But why are French called frogs?
Well, that's another story, and again I know nothing about!
A repetitive fleur-de-lis motif can be seen everywhere.. This motif is commonly found in Gothic and Gothic Revival styles..
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