View Single Post
Old Posted Jan 7, 2015, 6:25 PM
SamInTheLoop SamInTheLoop is offline
you know where I'll be
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5,073
Originally Posted by Mr Downtown View Post

Unbelievable. Apparently "park" is a Chicago term meaning "landscaped area where we haven't yet thought of anything to build."

So I guess now we know why the bid wasn't made public.

Actually, I kind of agree with your characterization. But, it's not as if it's really a surprise that parkland in Chicago is mostly just a placeholder until the city wants something 'better' built on it. As a matter of principle, this way that Chicago 'works' doesn't sit terribly well with me either.

Although, one of those park sites could make for a fantastic setting, and siting, for the library and be something of a catalyst. Why though were park sites the best - or only - options that UofC could come up with? Is this truly the best it could do??
It's simple, really - try not to design or build trash.
Reply With Quote