Chicago Returns To Architectural Relevance

The new Millennium Park is the crown jewel in Mayor Richard Daley's bid to makeover the birthplace of the skyscraper through 'starchitects.'
June 29, 2004, 2pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Once known for its elegant and functional buildings, Chicago has in recent decades lapsed into a malaise of architectural stagnation. But with a $475 million park set to open this month, Chicagoans will add another famous architect to their city's silhouette - Frank Gehry. Some local critics think that $300 million in cost overruns could have done more than added a fancy bandstand for the city.

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Published on Monday, June 28, 2004 in Yahoo! Newswire
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