Shlock Corridor

The will to kitschy architecture outruns rational planning.

"A new McDonald's with a glandular problem ups the ante for kitsch architecture on Chicago's Avenue of the Absurd... The new McDonald's takes its place amid what may be the city's richest collection of inauthentic architecture and overwrought whimsy."

Thanks to Lynn Becker

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