|Image from Architecture Chicago Plus|
So now we come to what 830 is today: nothing. An empty lot. A raw abscess in the landmark Michigan Avenue street wall. It's testimony to how fragile Chicago's protection of its landmarks can be. The only positive legacy of 830's sad tale is the void it's left behind, an accusatory scar demanding we not waste this last opportunity along the civic showcase that is Michigan Avenue with anything less than the best.
They also have this great picture from the Aeroplane hotel which used to be at this location in 1929:
|courtesy, Chuckman's Collection|