Looking For the Soul of Journalism’s New Machines at ONA 2014

By: Will Bunch | Philly.com

I don’t know if they’ll ever finally get around to thawing Walt Disney, wherever he and his probably apocryphal  ice box may be, and successfully re-animate the legendary animator. But if they do, and if they ask him to design an American city, I’m pretty sure what he’d come up would be Chicago, circa 2014. The 100-block downtown core of America’s third-largest city rivals the Magic Kingdom for cleanliness and gee-whiz factor, with its muscular, sharply angled glass condo and hotel towers — one after another after another — so immaculate looking you could probably eat a fried pirogi off them. The Chicago River that once caught fire from pollution is now an unnatural Caribbean green.

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