Gallery: Jeanne Gang’s Proposal Transforms Chicago’s Rundown Cicero Int...

Like many areas throughout the country, Cicero, Illinois is blighted with a large percentage of foreclosed and rundown properties. As part of the MOMA exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, Jeanne Gang has created a new vision for the area which could transform it into a thriving and healthy neighborhood. The Garden in the Machine is a proposal that uses nature and technology to improve the land, while combining housing and jobs within new, flexible live/work structures interwoven with a variety of public green spaces.

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  1. Geena March 4, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Love it! Cicero is nicely located near downtown and public transport.Agree with first commenter about the bike unfriendly aspect.

  2. sassy01247 February 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

    What appears to be missing from consideration is transportation infrastructure. More specifically, walking, biking and mass transit.There are many structural components to accomodate these modes such as ramps (which serve bikes, carriages, wheelchairs etc), and flat surfaces running along stairways. Seperated and/or elevated lanes and parking and rental facilities for bikes etc.

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