|Main Entrance on Wacker Drive|
But that's not to ignore the the most important part of the building-- the four enormous brass lanterns projecting out from the second floor! These things are massive. From a distance they look in scale with the building, but up close it's clear they could crush an elephant if they popped off the wall. They're covered with classical ornament. Fluted colonettes support an elaborate crown topped with shields, scrolls and tiny urns. The finial is an eagle with spread wings (although from an angle it looks like a parrot). Inside the shields you can see an intertwined JB for Jewelers' Building.
|North Elevation of 35 E. Wacker, 1925|
Original can be found at the Chicago History Museum