Some 30 miles from downtown Boston, the city of Lowell, Mass., boomed as a center of textile production into the early 20th century only to fall into oblivion as the industry moved south. After being designated a national park in 1979, however, the riverfront burg was revitalized with public and private dollars. Today it thrives with museums and privately owned condo and commercial buildings. The Lowell National Historical Park hosts some 700,000 tourists a year. Is this what a Pullman National Park could look like on Chicago’s Far South Side? Supporters think so…Please click here to read the rest of This Week’s Crain’s Opinion in Crain’s Chicago Business.
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