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A tale of two towers – lessons from the South Side

Architecture is not bound by history, style or function. Riverside, the idyllic community designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted in 1869, is known as the Village in the Forest. The inventive town plan of winding streets contrasting with the grid planning of Chicago and surrounding communities created an environment of green that set aside one half of the village’s best land for public use.