City sues to abolish the Armitage eyesore

Our local ABC channel is reporting that the city has filed a public nuisance lawsuit aimed at removing the blue sculpture that towers over Armitage Avenue in Lincoln Park. According to the ABC 7 report:

Depending on how you see Big Blue, it is either a gorgeous art object beautifying a wealthy section of Lincoln Park, or it is an obnoxious eyesore dragging down property values. City attorneys have another name for it: a public nuisance – and they have filed suit against the owner to bring it within code. The 30-foot tall object still towers over the front yard at Burling and Armitage, and part of it hangs over the sidewalk.

If you’d rather watch than read:

The city’s next target should be Charlie Trotter’s grotesquely inappropriate canopy and planters.

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