I figured everyone would be interested in seeing the bizarre but compelling architecture of the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago, on State Street just South of Loop L. At the time it opened in 1991, it was the largest municipal library in the world with 756,640 square feet. It is gargantuan!
The most notable features of the library though are what appears to be big winged gargoyles on each corner. Well, I looked it up and I guess my eyesight is poor because they are actually called "acroteria" in the design of an owl (for knowledge) and seed pods (for the natural bounty of the Midwest).
Considering that the library in downtown Orlando looks like a modern bomb shelter, I'm always quite taken with this one in Chicago.