Imagine my shock when I returned to visit my hometown, Chicago, over Labor Day, 2006. Specifically, this:
And this:My former home, the glorious Chicago Loop, was transforming into a California condo village! Trump knocked down the old Sun-Times building a block from where I lived and was putting up a super-condo-scraper. Buildings that used to house productive service businesses were becoming overpriced, non-productive housing. You could see the balconies hanging out over Washington St downtown. It was disgraceful. Now I hear that Delicatessen Meyer in Lincoln Square is gone ... for condos. I feel ill.