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3 Acres on the Lake

DuSable Park Proposal Project

In 1988, the city of Chicago declared three acres of public land along Lake Michigan the future home of DuSable Park—a green refuge dedicated to Chicago’s first settler, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable. The park has yet to emerge, however, and it is possible that these three lakefront acres could be sold to developers. In 2001, Chicago artist Laurie Palmer sent out an open request for proposals, and the resulting artwork became an innovative exhibit.
This inspiring collaboration of Chicago’s artists, architects, and activists to bring the plight of DuSable Park to the public has now been catalogued in 3 Acres on the Lake. This volume includes fascinating and thought-provoking renderings of the imagined DuSable Park, as well as commentary on the project and other public space issues from many of its contributors. 3 Acres on the Lake will be insightful reading for anyone interested in urban planning, landscape architecture, and the struggle to preserve public space in American cities.

128 pages | 71 color plates, 74 halftones | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2003

Architecture: American Architecture

Chicago and Illinois

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Project
Laurie Palmer

Unsettled Sites: Suspended Attention
Patricia Phillips

Christopher Robert Reed

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable League (Chicago DuSable League)
Ralitza I. Boteva and Emmanuel J. Petit
Martin Gantman
Michael Piazza
c.j. Lim / studio 8 + Bartlett Architecture Lab
Esther Parada
Ingrid Bachmann
Harold Jeffries
James Reyes
Tom McDonald
Mario Melo
Copley Wolff Design Group
Judy Robins
Sheila Reilly, with Marianne Fairbanks, Eigo Komai and Jane Palmer
Brett Bloom and Salem Collo-Julin
Joohee Min
Beth Gould
Neighborhood Writing Alliance
Louise Lamb
Kevin Hong and Eigo Komai
James Gerlach
Robert Wolf
Anna Horvath
Stockyard Institute
Marianne Fairbanks
Nancy Gildart
Katie Holten
Katie Pentecost
Chris Patterson and Christopher Kelley
Barbara Koenen, Michael Piazza, Ginger Krebs, Edward Baxter
Bill Friedman
Mark Helder
Kristiaan Van Weert
William Kenworthey, Matthew Comfort, Russ Crader, Emily Kuchenrither
Gretchen Brown
Lillian Martinez
Carlo Losurdo
Anna Mayer
Straddle 3
Kim Collmer
Paul Wittenbraker
Sujin Kim
Dov Scher
Carlos Xavier Ceja Estrada
Ivan Valin and Tim Bragan
Dan Coma
Markku Rainer Peltonen
Alberto Tejada
K International, Inc.
Edward Baxter
David Nilsson and Todd Barrett
ROAM (Research Office for Architecture and the Metropolis)
Angela Tosic and Derek Rice
Cecelia Kurtzweil, with Kevin Hong and Akari Rakumoto
Yves Ghiai
Jeon You-Chang and Kang Hyo-Jin
Dianna Frid
Philippe Chalin
Chicago River Rowing & Paddling Center
Patrick Sellers and Melissa Constantine
Noel Michaels

Alphabetical Index of Contributors

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