When I found out the current Chicago Federal Plaza was once home to this building, I pretty much thought it was a joke. I can’t fathom putting those faceless monoliths in place of a place that radiated grandeur and authority like that. But hey, that’s me. You don’t agree? Start your own webcomic. :)

(The title is a reference to this book about Richard Nickel, a preservationist in Chicago in the ’60s. He died while trying to save material from the demolished Chicago Stock Exchange. My small tribute.)