In 2004, the Temporary Travel Office led a small group on a tour of the Chicago
Technology Park, a 56 acre "science incubator" within the much larger (560
acre) Illinois Medical District, the State of Illinois' largest biotechnology
and medical complex.
The Travel Office's tour of the Chicago Technology Park focused on the city's (then) current investment in the "new economy" within the historical, and ongoing, practices of social engineering through urban planning. A story of spatial eugenics was made evident as we visited the campus, especially as we were escorted away from the sidewalk in front of one company's headquarters.
Neither the Travel Office nor this tour represent the Chicago Technology Park, the Illinois Medical District Commission, or any affiliated government or private entities.
Image above courtesy of Mark Cooley.
DOCUMENTATION & RELATED RESOURCES
Audio Tour of the Chicago Technology Park, 2004
Our experimental guide to the Chicago Technology Park is no longer being printed. The audio and accompanying guide map are available to download.
FREE DOWNLOAD [Compressed PDF + mp3 audio files]
We also produced a web-based way to tour the CTP! Try that out if you like.