Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Deeeeeluxe Playset In The Sky
It's Urban Planning Gone Wild! We really thought Ald. Shiller was just being flip when she said "The kids can play on the roof" when someone asked where the children in the Wilson Yard low-income family housing would play. But a reader sent in this photo. Only in Uptown and on bad Photoshopping websites do things like this appear...
"The picture is the new 'playset' in Wilson Yard, about three to four stories off the ground between the senior and low income buildings. Ald. Shiller wasn't kidding when she said the kids can play on the roof. You will now have, most likely, unsupervised kids playing on a playset (not playground), three to four stories up from ground level. Wow, that seems really safe.
Who will keep the area clean? Good question.
Some might view this as a tax paid playground. Will the other kids in the area be able to play on a slide that their parents paid for? Good question.
Will the elders like screaming kids all day long right outside the windows? Good question."