Tuesday, April 10, 2007

John Ramming Machine


Is the name of the company headquartered in this building. I always thought the name was slightly funny and that's probably what first got my attention as I was driving by it with my camera at the ready last weekend. I also like the aesthetics of this kind of place, as I have discussed on my Chicago blog here and here. Apparently they don't necessarily make ramming machines, but rather I'm deducing from their website that John Ramming started the company when it was making steamboat parts in the 19th century. And its original location is now occupied by The Arch. Cool, huh?

One note about the photo itself: I took a few other angles, but none of them worked for me because of the slick silver luxury car parked out front. I used that parking sign as both a central focus and to block that car out the old-fashioned, pre-photoshop way.

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1 comment:

Ming the Merciless said...

HA! As if life isn't tough enough as a kid but to have a name like that, it's a wonder he grew up to build a successful (?) company like that.

At least his parents were smart enough not to name him Richard. :-)