It's said that the devil is in the details. If that's true, it's no wonder that one of the most famous Chicago books is Devil in the White City. Literature aside, much of the architecture that helped make Chicago great is festooned with details that are often overlooked, even by people trying to look for them.
WTTW's Chicago Tonight program recently aired a piece about the details of Chicago architecture that often go unappreciated.
As an aside -- if you're wondering why there are suddenly WTTW videos on this blog, it's because someone from the station contacted me to encourage me to add them so they can be seen by a wider audience. It's also good because it helps people see the Chicago history and architecture pieces WTTW does without having to wade through things they're not interested in. And considering how frustrating and unreliable Comcast's WTTW on demand service is, this is probably an easier way to see the clips.