Originally Posted by the urban politician
I think the lack of tall buildings is the last of Streeterville's problems.
Streeterville actually needs a few more humanly scaled buildings with retail to give it texture, it also needs fewer parking lots and garages. The biggest menace to Streeterville is Northwestern University, not the Alderman or developers.
I'm already fully expecting Northwestern to demolish RIC's old facility once they move out, turn it into a parking lot for about 10 years, and then God knows what atrocity they will build in its place.
I agree Streeterville is very lacking in human scale buildings.
I'm sorry to anyone that lives there, but I feel the experience in that neighborhood is unpleasant. Cold, bleak, and empty canyons of buildings. Even the retail and restaurants look obscured beneath those monolithic facades.