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Chicago Faces the Future

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I found an interesting article about how Chicago's beautification efforts are having a very positive and inviable effect on quality of life, bringing in people, and economic growth in the city.

Chicago Faces the Future

For anybody living in Chicago, has the city's efforts had an effect on your quality of life? Would it be worth it for other cities seeking to revive themselves to follow in Chicago's foot steps?

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The effort that the City puts into streetscaping continues to amaze me. Every season, something else. I wonder who pays for it (I know I probably do, but I mean which City agency writes the checks?). It is so well done, so pleasing and visually suprising that it almost seems beyond the capabilities of a governmental agency.

I am including some photos I pulled out of the archives to help show folks what happens here. I will try and take more over the next 12 months to show the variety.

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Along Michigan Avenue in the Spring

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The boulevard on La Salle

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The trees and small pocket parks from the top of the John Hancock

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This is the sidewalk shown in the upper left of the previous photo

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All those trees can get in the way of an architectural photographer...haha

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It doesn't stop at the streets. The river and walkways are landscaped as well.

Maybe someone has a photo of the rooftops of some of the green buildings in Chicago

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Tamias:

The effort that the City puts into streetscaping continues to amaze me. Every season, something else. I wonder who pays for it (I know I probably do, but I mean which City agency writes the checks?). It is so well done, so pleasing and visually suprising that it almost seems beyond the capabilities of a governmental agency.

I am including some photos I pulled out of the archives to help show folks what happens here. I will try and take more over the next 12 months to show the variety.

2123428125_d71b4f194c.jpg

Along Michigan Avenue in the Spring

2123428135_2756ca01a6.jpg

The boulevard on La Salle

2123428109_48fb29daf9.jpg

The trees and small pocket parks from the top of the John Hancock

2123428115_0804e67c40.jpg

This is the sidewalk shown in the upper left of the previous photo

2123428119_22c03d4b55.jpg

All those trees can get in the way of an architectural photographer...haha

2123428121_9120a019ec.jpg

It doesn't stop at the streets. The river and walkways are landscaped as well.

Maybe someone has a photo of the rooftops of some of the green buildings in Chicago

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