Wednesday, February 4, 2009


From "Better Together" I chose the quote: "In the six years since the Near North Branch opened, the area around it has changed... The liquor store is gone... replaced by a garden. A nearby park has been renovated. A new high school opened... Condominiums are going up... and a new Dominick's supermarket." I chose this quote because it really shocked me as to how much a building can change, not just its surroundings, but its community as well. Not only did it replace the "empty lots" with gardens and such, but it became a place where two different communities, who never had contact before, can come together. Yet as the years pass, the area is slowly becoming more middle class. Meaning that less adults from the Cabrini Green area are coming to the library. 

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