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Chicago boardwalk

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:04 AM
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by Edward Lifson ( last modified Jan 11, 2011



Walking across the Wabash Avenue bridge last night

I am struck that it is fashioned of wood planks.  A major downtown street in a major American city has a  wood plank walkway.

It reminds me when I first visited downtown Chicago, so much of it was a frontier city.  A wooden walkway over a bridge is a last vestige of this.

I look around.  I see Chicago's honesty in the expression of materials everywhere.  

Wood planks.  Concrete curving plastically.  Steel girders and glass planes.  Rivets everywhere.  Brave the cold.




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