|Pictured is the Lindbergh Beacon that sits a top the Palmolive Building |
located on the north end of the Magnificent Mile. For decades itserved as a
navigation aid for pilots to guide them safely to Midway Airport. But in 1981 the
rotating beacon seized functional operation as taller skyscrapers surrounded the neighborhood. Residents complained the light was shining through their windows.
In 2000 when the Palmolive Building was renovated into condominiums the beacon
was modified to rotate back and forth across Lake Michigan.