Thursday, July 15, 2010
CHICAGO ICON OF THE DAY! 7-15-10
For those of you who lived in Chicago in the 70's and 80's, this needs no explanation. For the rest of you, this is one of the huge Magikist signs from the Chicago company that were seen on their building on south Cicero but more visible was the one overlooking the 90/94 highway. It was your "welcome to Chicago from the northern suburbs" sign. It's how you knew it wasn't too far now to go to be downtown. This was as familiar to Chicagoans as the Sears Tower and Wrigley Field... and was DECADES before we even knew what a 'cloudgate' was. I would love to buy this baby, reinstall the neon, and return it to it's perch up above the highway.
It is on eBay RIGHT NOW (or at least when I wrote this post). BUY IT NOW!!!