North Side Story
Today what I think will become a bigger story is the rising property value in at least some neighborhoods. Not the least of which will be the Mexican War Streets and environs. In the big picture it has not been that long since much of that real estate was written off and slated for vast reconstruction which much of the North Side could not escape.
How much reconstruction? Basically from the ground up. In the 1950's the plan was to take the neighborhood of the Mexican War Streets and environs from something that looked like this (click on images for better resolution versions)
and make it into something that looked like this:
You just have to wonder if those towers some sure wanted to build would have themselves been demolished over the last decade like so many of the other big housing projects built around then. A counterfactual history we were spared.
I really need to digitize the rest of my office some day.