Envisioning the Bloomingdale: 5 Concepts


Edited by Clare Lyster with Michael Wilkinson and Laura Bowe.
Graphic Design by Rebekka Kuhn Communications.

Produced with funding from Design Trust for Public Space and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts.

Chicago: Chicago Architecture Club/University of Chicago Press. August 2009


Envisioning the Bloomingdale is a design manual that explores the creative reuse of a post-industrial landscape by positing a series of concepts that articulate how the design of obsolete infrastructure generates new opportunities for the city. The publication comprises critical discussion of a 2007 exhibition directed by the Chicago Architectural Club of 26 design proposals that explore the re-appropriation of a 2.75 mile abandoned elevated freight track on the north side of Chicago known as the Bloomingdale Line.








Clare Lyster Urbanism and Architecture (CLUAA) 2018 — Chicago, Illinois