"What the hell happened to the Sun Times Building?"
401 N. Wabash - the Chicago Sun-Times building, built in 1958 was the newspapers headquarters for almost 50 years. Demolished in 2005 making way for the Trump Towers it’s seen here as the Irv Kupcinet statue 1 points to the home of his employer of 60 years. One can only imagine (good, bad or indifferent) what Irv was saying/thinking as he clutches a Sun-Times final edition under his right arm while the other hand reaches out towards a newest addition to the Chicago skyline (read on please).
Irving "Irv" Kupcinet was a lifetime Chicagoan born and raised in the North Lawndale suburb. He was editor of the school newspaper in high school and later in 1935, after college graduation from the University of North Dakota, was signed on by the Philadelphia Eagles football team. Halted by a shoulder injury he easily shifted into the position of sports writer for the Chicago Daily Times. Kup also wrote a short "People" section that was officially known as "Kup's Column" in 1948, after The Chicago Sun and the Daily Times merged to form the Chicago Sun-Times.
The rest was history as Irv, aka “Mr. Chicago” continued as a newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times as well as being a television talk-show host and radio personality...