The Return of the Company Town

The Second Gilded Age is starting to look more and more like the first.

A navy blue “Y” logo flies high over Lincoln Yards like a banner of arms. Next to it: a twenty-foot-tall spark plug sculpture that seems intended to glorify “innovation” as the lord of the manor. The North Branch of the Chicago River could even pass as a moat — half of one, at least — when the […]

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