Big John Hancock

    Many of you have written in to ask if the John Hancock, is really our stadtkrone, our city crown, as I said it was a couple of days ago. Some asked, wouldn't it be more appropriate for a church to be our crowning glory?

    As in for example this photo that just happened to be in this week's New York Times.

    Churches certainly help people prepare for heaven, and have for ages;

    but these days life insurance companies such as John Hancock do that too. (Sure seems lucrative!)

    So chez nous,

    Big John towers over even our churches and palaces. Here, St. James Cathedral and the newly-cleaned Nickerson Mansion.

    Now, since I first posted on the flat white line atop the Hancock, I've become, shall we say, obsessed with it.

    A la Robert Delaunay and the Eiffel Tower.

    Here's a couple of shots I took tonight - all with my camera phone! -

    of the white line
    high above us,
    that demarcates
    earth and heaven.

    But back at Erie and Wabash, this door opens on a real estate office trying to sell you and me this:

    If it goes up, would you consider the Calatrava our neuvo stadtkrone?

    -Don Edwardo

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