Hinckley, on Sep 2 2008, 12:18 PM, said:
I know it's been 7 months since you wrote this Alex, but I think you're wrong about Chicago. It's not so new that it doesn't have an eclectic mix of buildings in its downtown and its neighborhoods. There's enough of a history to create a similar juxtaposition of building styles just like you would find in Europe....
Chicago, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm-that list, of course, bookended by the two most beautiful cities in the world.
In a fit of non-Fabuland building, I started two other normal system-scale Town projects as well: a new modular cinema-a project
I missed this post also, but as a passionate Chicago fan, I feel the need to comment...
Regarding architectural mix, I completely agree. It's especially evident in neighborhoods that are in transition, or have recently been gentrified. It may not be as extreme a mix as Europe, but in those kind of Chicago neighborhoods, you will seen classic greco-gothic influenced greystones, next to Brick 2 flats, next to one story bungalows, wood sided frame houses, all allong side of new construction that ranges from "trying-to-hard-to-look-impressive" private homes, to angular modern glass and steel structures.
We'll be waiting for these new town Projects.