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Friday, September 10, 2010

It's Just the Irony Turbine Working

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Lynn Becker writes about HOK's Greenway Self Park in River North, a "sustainable parking garage" that's even more cynical than the concept would imply. This . . . well, when I keep telling people we've reached Peak PR, I mean it:

At its essence, the Greenway is an absolutely unexceptional, 11-story hulk, with a very polished veneer of green-tinted channel glass. The garage brags about the openings between panels allowing for natural ventilation, "eliminating the need for an energy-consuming ventilation system."

If you've never been in or seen virtually any other parking garage in America, Becker explains why that's just silly.

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