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Haven't heard that one before? In today's Times review of Timothy J. Gilfoyle's new history of Millennium Park, critic Michael J. Lewis favorably compares its cost and speed of execution to New York's efforts to erect a memorial at Ground Zero. "Starting from scratch, Chicago has turned a wasteland into America's most dazzling urban park."

 
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