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Bringing The Loop In the Loop

Does The Loop need saving? Chicago Loop Alliance thinks it does, particularly when it comes to reshaping how locals and tourists view the area. The Loop Alliance busies itself with "activation" of public space, ushering of tourists, and assistance in matching homeless to resources (nudging them out of sight?). But transformative design along with rec and retail alterations is needed to solidify The Loop as a three-way area: a business hub, a neighborhood, and a tourist "destination". [Chicago Grid, previously, rendering: proposed Washington-Wabash "L" Station]