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Places in Time III

This third and most likely last installment in the inadvertent "Places in Time" series looks closely at three books: the first about Chicago from the Great Depression to the mid-1980s; the second one about the broader American built landscape over roughly the same period of time; and the third jumping to Switzerland and tracing the urban development of Schlieren, near Zurich, over a 15-year period this century. All three of the books were in my roundup of holiday gift books a couple of weeks ago. The first two Places in Time posts looked at Detroit/Chicago/St. Louis and  Paris/Indonesia/Flanders . Chicago Skyscrapers, 1934-1986: How Technology, Politics, Finance, and Race Reshaped the City  by Thomas Leslie, published by University of Illinois Press , June 2023 ( Amazon  /  Bookshop ) In my holiday gift books roundup a couple of weeks ago, I wrote that, of the four pieces in the subtitle to Chicago Skyscrapers, 1934-1986 — "technology, politics, finance, and race&quo

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