Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, March 22

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When it comes to urban planning and forward-thinking, San Francisco is turning to Chicago for inspiration. "When you walk the streets of Chicago, it enlivens the spirit," said SF Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco environmental and architectural groups are touring the city to emulate everything from the "greening" of our rooftops to our wrought-iron gates. The two cities seem to have a give-and-take approach to architecture: a June Sun-Times story described the redesign of the North Ave. bridge as a "mini-Golden Gate."

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