14 Jun '11, 3pm

As suburban office parks lose steam, Apple unveils the ultimate example

As suburban office parks lose steam, Apple unveils the ultimate example

Back to the future in the Apple spaceship. Screenshot: Apple via YouTube The old-school suburban office park seems to be having a midlife crisis. A special report in Crain's about Chicago-area businesses such as Sears, AT&T, and Sara Lee looking to relocate from the suburbs to the urban core -- along with the news that Swiss megabank UBS may be abandoning Stamford, Conn., to move back to Manhattan -- has prompted a flurry of responses around the urbanist blogoverse. Meanwhile, two of the American companies nearly universally hailed as forward-thinking -- Facebook and Apple -- are betting their futures on super-fancy suburban complexes. There are a lot of contradictions here. On one side are commentators who say there is a huge generational shift happening. Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council gave an approving nod to the news from Chicago: Now, just as th...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sprawl/2011-06-14-as-suburban-office...

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