City Lit Online Author Event With Patrick Reardon Author of "The Loop"
Time & Location
About the Event
Thursday, November 19th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For more information and to participate visit https://www.citylitbooks.com/event/virtual-author-event-loop-%E2%80%9Cl%E2%80%9D-tracks-shaped-and-saved-chicago-patrick-t-reardon-conversation
In engagingly brisk prose, Patrick T. Reardon unfolds the fascinating story about how Chicago’s elevated Loop was built, gave its name to the downtown, helped unify the city, saved the city’s economy, and was itself saved from destruction in the 1970s.
This unique volume combines urban history, architecture, transportation, culture, and politics to explore the elevated Loop’s impact on the city’s development and economy and on the way Chicagoans see themselves. The Loop rooted Chicago’s downtown in a way unknown in other cities, and it protected that area—and the city itself—from the full effects of suburbanization during the second half of the twentieth century.