The Power Of Preservation

The impact of historic preservation on public debate in Chicago is undeniable.

January 2, 2003, 1:00 PM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"From the lost battle to stop the Chicago Bears from erecting a new seating bowl within Soldier Field to the victory that preserved the cliff-like stretch of historic buildings across from Grant Park, advocates for Chicago's architectural heritage ensured that their cause was on the arts page -- and on the front page -- in 2002.They didn't always win their battles. But their impact on public debate -- and its outcome -- was undeniable."

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