by Jim and Melanie
We went to Chicago recently to visits friends, see Porgy and Bess with Daniel at the Lyric Opera, and explore some familiar and new places. Here is one of our favorites. More than 1.6 million pieces are in the Tiffany Studios Favrile glass mosaic on the ceiling of Macy’s fifth floor. It was installed in 1907 in the former Marshall Field & Company store at State and Washington.
Not all thirteen floors are in commercial use. Seven are used. We went to the eighth to look down into the atrium at the shoppers below.
This is the view looking up from the same eighth floor balcony. One of the upper floors still has the equipment formerly used to manufacture the famous Frango Mints.