@victordlamini horrors what is the world coming to? Eco-Toupees and Plastic Alleys - GreenSource Magazine

@victordlamini horrors what is the world coming to? Eco-Toupees and Plastic Alleys - GreenSource Magazine

CURRENTS: Eco-Toupees and Plastic Alleys Despite a major sustainability push, the city of Chicago still has a long way to go in transforming its image from a Rust Belt city to the greenest in the country. November, 2010 By Blair Kamin Whether you’re coming to Greenbuild or not, you’re sure to get hit with hype about Mayor Richard Daley’s drive to make Chicago “the greenest city in America.” Chicago, understand, is great at this sort of thing. For years, the city could brag about having the world’s tallest building (Sears Tower) and the world’s busiest airport (O’Hare). Even now, the call letters of Chicago’s marquee TV and radio stations—WGN (for “World’s Greatest Newspaper”) and WLS (for “World’s Largest Store”)—reflect its penchant for hyperbole. That’s worth keeping in mind when you consider two of Daley’s most-ballyhooed green initiatives: roofs and alleys. Illustratio...

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