Caption: “When RTA took over C&NW commuter services around 1979, the classic yellow and green trains became a mixture of blue locomotives and gray cars with brown and orange stripes mixed in. The E8s got repainted fairly quickly, as this view from January 9, 1982 shows. The 517, 522 and 521 all idle away under the Bush Train Shed at Madison Street Station in downtown Chicago.”
Each of the twelve corners of the landmark 1930s building is decorated by a bronze plaque, which represents a sign of the zodiac. These plaques were created by sculptor Alfonso Iannelli.
Six of the reliefs are visible from the outside: Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces and Aquarius. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius and Capricornus are on the inside. His last name [Iannelli] is engraved on Leo.
Style: Art Deco Structure Type: Culture/Entertainment Architect: Iannelli, Alfonso, 1888-1965, sculptor. Date Built: 1929-30
My friend Ned dyed his hair blue so I decided to take photos of him in front of various Chicago landmarks. Ned is a genius on Vine so you should go follow him there to thank him for being a good sport/model/friend and letting me pose him around the city.