Everywhere else in the city, high-rise towers housing low-income residents are being torn down. Meanwhile, in Uptown, Helen Shiller's plan to recreate those towers in Wilson Yard marches grimly on.
Yesterday, on a former Cabrini-Green high-rise site, a new development opened to much fanfare. "Parkside Of Old Town" combines market-rate, affordable and public housing units, the new model for public housing.
Mayor Daley called the new development "a major step toward ending decades of isolation and segregation."
Apparently it's fine to end them in the Gold Coast and move them to always accommodating Uptown instead. What's the difference, Mr. Mayor?