Is the Gold Coast leaping south?

The Chicago Tribune apparently thinks it is. An article on the Gold Coast in today’s Trib focuses on four new high-rise towers – all of them outside the traditional boundaries of the Gold Coast, as defined by the Gold Coast Neighbors Association.

The Trib article places Trump Tower “a bit south” of the Gold Coast and 600 North Lake Shore Drive “very close to the neighborhood.” Translation: a half-mile is “very close” and three-quarters of a mile is “a bit.”

What’s your take? Do you hold with those who say that a neighborhood’s boundaries are whatever current residents say they are, or with the traditionalists who sneer at everything south of Oak Street as One Magnificent Mall?

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