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I'd be a bit embarrassed if I'd used this theoretically riveting model to discover that others got there first.
A Chicago employe said (proudly, so I didn't have the heart to tell her of the coincidence) that it's a baby white faced Capuchin monkey obtained for the photo shoot from www.animal rentals.com.
It's definitely an uncool way to launch the important fall season in this large (but small) town.
However Chicago has a needed article on new architecturally notable Chicago buildings. I'm especially fond of Ralph Johnson's The Contemporaine at 516 N. Wells. It's worth going out of your way a bit to see this innovative apartment building.
Also terrific is the highly visible Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies addition at 618 South Michigan designed by Krueck & Sexton. The glass facade manages complex simplicity masterfully.
CB2 which I greatly prefer to its' more stodgy Crate & Barrel parent will launch a New York City (Soho) store in September. They've a swell new furniture shipping plan with reasonable flat rate charges.