Thursday, February 04, 2010

Twirling Rotini and Green Indulgences meet in a River North self park

In the old days you could buy an indulgence for your sins. Not much has changed. Today the accepted currency for indulgences is still green - just not as in cash, but as in sustainability. Green is to architecture as "low-fat" is to junk food, a label too often used to divert attention away from the usual trespasses.

You can't get much greener than the new parking garage at Kinzie and Clark. The Greenway Self Park proclaims its virtue in its very name. The design actually includes "educational plaques" scattered through the garage to enlighten its users on "how to live green."

Read all about it - and see all the pictures - here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great article. A "green" parking garage is about as green as a LEED Certified Casino that allows indoor smoking. The developers description ofr the garage is a lot of smoke & mirrors...

Anonymous said...

mmmmm puke green

Michael said...

Just looking at the wind turbines is upsetting.

Anonymous said...

The only good to come out of this is the fact that nearby Friedman developments have little to no parking. Hopefully someday this garage will be torn down too.