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In Decay – Stitching America’s Ruins; Eric Holubow at The Chicago Cultural Center

In Decay – Stitching America’s Ruins; Eric Holubow at The Chicago Cultural Center | Creative Industries & Urban Regenration | Scoop.it

Walking through Chicago Cultural Center – past the Doric columns of the Grand Entrance, beneath the 38-foot wide Tiffany Dome, and beside the ornate marble of Preston Bradley Hall – to the gallery featuring Eric Holubow’s photographs is like a visual confrontation of the before and after effects of society’s collapse. Displayed within the vast Neo-Classical halls of the Cultural Center, Holubow’s highly aestheticized images of crumbling opulence are a weary reminder that America’s hard times are far from over.


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Tony Goldman, Real Estate Visionary, Dies at 68 - New York Times

Tony Goldman, Real Estate Visionary, Dies at 68 - New York Times | Creative Industries & Urban Regenration | Scoop.it

By Leslie Kaufman

 

Tony Goldman, whose investor’s eye for spotting battered neighborhoods prime for rejuvenation led him to help revive SoHo in Manhattan in the 1970s and South Beach in Florida in the ’80s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 68.

 

The cause was heart failure, his wife, Janet Goldman, said.

 

Mr. Goldman did not like to be called a developer. “Developers are knock ’em down, build ’em up guys,” he told The New York Times in 2000. “That’s not me.” Instead, he saw himself as a long-term investor in the revitalization of historic neighborhoods.

 

In 1976, walking through the dilapidated manufacturing district south of Houston Street, once known as Hell’s Hundred Acres, he was attracted by its imposing cast-iron architecture and realized that the vast loft spaces in the factories there could be appealing places to live...

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