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Old Posted Jun 3, 2011, 2:29 PM
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Originally Posted by photolitherland View Post
Unfortunately, those have about no chance if any of ever getting torn down and replaced. Cities would rather tear down beautiful art deco scrapers than one of their beloved parking garages.
not all structured parking is created equal. a well designed parking garage with ground floor, street facing retail is light years better for the urban streetscape than a surface parking lot. granted, we historically have seen horrendous, atrociously bad design for structured parking, but some of the recent ones here in chicago have been better in the sense that there is at least an architect that is trying to create something more interesting than the bland, banal, street-killing garages of old.
The world that we used to know, People tell me it don't turn no more
The places we used to go, Familiar faces that ain't smilin' like before
The time of our time has come and gone, I fear we been waiting too long
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