Chicago Magazine — “Architect Jeanne Gang Has a Bold Vision for Chicago’s Police Stations”

January 5, 2016

“Having detailed how the design of police stations mirrored changes in society and policing over their history, Gang and her team asked residents to envision what the police station of the future might look like, using the presidential task force’s policy measures as an organizational scheme. ...

The answer, as applied to the 10th District station on the border of Little Village and North Lawndale, was a multiuse building: not just a police station, but computer lab, law library, nutritionist, day care, mental health services, and community room, all accessed by a shared entrance. Next door would be a “meditation garden,” and across the street a gym. One small part of her vision has already been realized: a basketball court carved out of the station’s parking lot.”

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Photo: Tom Harris

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