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Old Posted Jan 6, 2014, 5:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LouisVanDerWright View Post
Daley Plaza acts as a perfect civic center for everything from a space for a handful of pissed off Palestinians to complain about Zionists to a staging grounds for minor civil disobedience (critical mass), to an event space for seasonal attractions, to a simple outdoor lunchroom on warm summer days.
By those standards, a high school lunchroom is "successful" because the Gay-Straight Alliance is allowed to meet there.

A successful plaza attracts people, it doesn't merely allow them to be there. Have you ever in your life heard someone say they wanted to visit Daley Plaza (as opposed to seeing the Picasso or shopping the Christkindlmarkt)? Or even just hang out there, people-watching?