I recently visited my brother who purchased a condo at 1335 Prairie about three years ago. We're originally from Chicago but I moved to California 12 years ago. Before I moved to California I had worked at Carson's on State Street so I am pretty familiar with how the South Loop looked back then. Because I drove from Beverly I would sometimes get off the Ryan at 22nd street and cut through the south loop to one of the downtown parking garages. The south loop was a mess back then. It was an area that you would just want to drive through as fast as possible and get to your eventual destination. During my recent trip I could not believe what I was seeing regarding the improvements that have been made to south Michigan and south Indiana. In terms of the building itself. There was not much about it that I didn't like. I like (most) of the architecture of the south loop. I like the look of Tower Two. Inside, it was clean and well maintained. The pool was very nice as was the entertainment room that was available. My brother's condo faces east so we got to see the sunrise over the lake which I enjoyed very much (we get the sunset in California). The view is just beautiful and the parklike setting by the Field Museum is unlike anything else I have seen in Chicago. Just beautiful!!
Trilby's Svengali was a character of fiction. Conversely, Marc Breed, has captivated a generation with such a unique and engaging personality that we've allowed him the ultimately luxury of a true freedom. The Art he has created, as a result of this, only seems odd; in that we view it while tinged with envy. That we in Cleveland possess such a close-up look, should be a source of extreme pride. For we may live vicariously through his artistic rampage among us. -Dr. Stanley Workman, Art History, Professor Emeritus http://artistmarcbreed.blogspot.com/
this place is really unique and has some stuff you'll be floored by and some stuff you're gonna say... "so that's art, huh?" The variety is what makes it interesting, though, and they have everything from sculpture, paintings, films, photog. and other "installation" type "art". I took my 8 and 9 year olds and they advised us not to enter a particular exhibit. I appreciated the heads up! Cool place if you want to see some alternative art.