University of Chicago: Gargoyle Central (part 1)

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I was in Chicago a week or so ago for a neurology conference (no big deal – it’s not like it’s brain surgery!), and decided to swing by the University of Chicago neighbourhood to take a look at Walter Arnold’s gargoyles on the Medici on 57th, a campus pizza restaurant. I particularly wanted to see his coffee drinker, but the caffiend also has a pizza-eating brother.

Walter is a busy stone carver/sculptor whose work also appears on Tribune Tower in Chicago and National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

More on the University of Chicago gargoyles to follow…

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