Monday, May 15, 2006
Harold Washington Library - Chicago
In 1993, seven ornaments were added to the roof. They are placed on each of the four corners, as well as in the centers of the State, Congress, and Van Buren sides. The State Street ornament is a sculpture of an owl, and the Congress and Van Buren ornaments incorporate seed pods, which are symbolic of the natural bounty of the Midwest. The ornamentation at each of the four corners includes a small owl perched in the foliage.