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While the White City may have been successful as a spectacular public space, Steve Rhodes argues Millennium Park isn't. Calling it "postcard pablum," Rhodes can only muster enthusiasm for Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" (enthusiasm, yes; respect, no -- despite its name, for Rhodes, it's only "the Bean"). Other opinions at the Beachwood Reporter are more generous, one being especially notable for its employment of a neologism never before seen by Google: "methamphetamodernism."

 
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