Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"The Malling of Chicago"...

...is the title of a conversation going on right now on the web site of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, moderated by Edward Lifson.

It asks the question, are new developments in the city placing the emphasis on suburban rather than urban in their design. Three specific projects are addressed, Addison Park on Clark, in Wrigleyville, the monstrosity (my word not theirs) at Block 37 on State Street, and the Wal Mart Supercenter being built in the neighborhood of Pullman on the far South Side.

Wow, where do we begin? Read for yourself here.

There will also be a live discussion at (appropriately enough) Goose Island Wrigleyville on Wednesday, December 1st from 6 to 7:30PM, 3535 N. Clark Street.

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