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Old Posted Aug 14, 2012, 4:54 PM
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Originally Posted by BorisMolotov View Post
Steely, I'm interested to hear your opinion of the Fox River cities (Elgin, St. Charles, Aurora and how their downtowns compare to the bordering suburbs of Chicago (Evanston, Oak Park, Cicero, etc.) in terms of downtown areas.
elgin and aurora have magnificent downtown architecture, but they lack the vibrancy and foot traffic of downtown evanston or oak park. elgin and aurora each have a single focal point tower from their pre-war golden ages, but the rest of their downtown areas are decidedly low-rise. of the group, only downtown evanston really manages to cobble enough highrises together into an arrangement that we could call a skyline of note.
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