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Downtown Chicago’s Millennial Boom

Rachel Weber

in From Boom To Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294483
eISBN:
9780226294513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294513.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

How do the factors discussed in the previous chapters play out in the case of downtown Chicago's historic waves of expansion? After discussing how the previous four building booms (the 1900s, 1920s, ... More


The Rhythm of Urban Redevelopment

Rachel Weber

in From Boom To Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294483
eISBN:
9780226294513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294513.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter lays out the problem of overbuilding and its causes. It introduces debates about the magnitude and pace of physical change in cities: just how flexible or obdurate are they, and what ... More


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