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Chicago Board of Trade Building

A dozen visual gems you probably won't find listed in a travel guide

Details atop entrances and exits to Quincy "L" stop (Wells and Quincy Streets). Decorative chess pawns were a part of the original station structure, at the base of slanted roofs covering the staircases, in the late 19th Century. They disappeared before the 1950s but were replaced during a restoration at the end of the '80s. President John Quincy Adams was a chess player who collected chess sets. Angry American Eagles, lobby of 1 N. LaSalle St. The birds on sconces and radiator grilles of this extraordinary Art Moderne lobby from 1930 seem to prefigure the ferocity of World War II more than 10 years later. "Chicago Fugue." A sculpture by Anthony Caro and...