Thursday, April 27, 2006

How the Crocker could have been saved

Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden - T.S. Eliot
The below picture diagrams how the River Park Place condominium did not require the destruction of the landmark Crocker Theater. The condominium's footprint could have been moved south, and Dupage Street could have been extended to enable access to the riverside parking lot.

Extending Dupage Street would have required the destruction of this building, which is far more dispensible than the landmark Crocker.

And it would have been a perfect chance to get rid of this nasty, nasty, Jack-the-Ripper corridor.

But somehow our councilmen thought the Crocker was a blight, not this.


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