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Old Posted Nov 25, 2013, 1:41 AM
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I thought since UIC is now the first institution to come out and make a play for the future library that the ball will start rolling soon on locations and players for the future library in the near future. Yes, speculation can be silly but also fun. What precise locations do you think are a good fit for the library...........

My top locations

1. Washington Park - Garfield Park Blvd/MLK Dr. - A great potential TOD site right next to Chicago's Washington Park. A very depressed African-American neighborhood that could use a big jolt. A few blocks from the UofChicago which is positive given that I've heard the Libraries and colleges prefer off campus locations.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=city+...4.18,,0,-11.78

2. Downtown location - I think a great location could be the huge lot on the river just south of the NBC tower and east of the Gleacher Center (UofC Booths school building). It would be a great addition to the river and with the Gleacher Center make a cool educational campus right in the heart of downtown.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=418+N...ois+60611&z=16

3. Southworks site - Not as much of a fan as some others. However it would be a great anchor to a neighborhood in south Chicago that would provide a completely blank slate. You could give it a lakeside/park location and it would still be close to UofC and Obamas home.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8909+...ois+60617&z=16

4. Midway Plaisance - Somewhere along the Midway Plaisance.........
Either at Stoney Island/60th
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=6027+...ois+60637&z=19

or Cottage Grove Ave/60th
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=861+E...ois+60637&z=16

or MLK Drive/60th
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=392+E...ois+60637&z=16

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