Thursday, August 21, 2008

Downtown Chicago

Nathan Hale statue at the Chicago Tribune Tower

"Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755September 22, 1776) was an officer for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Widely considered America's first spy, he volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission, but was captured by the British. He is best remembered for his speech before being hanged following the Battle of Long Island." ~ from Wikipedia

"I only regret that I have but one life to give my country." ~Nathan Hale

Chicago's Sears Tower was the world's tallest building from 1974 until 1998. Currently, it is still the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.