No Spike In Dead People In Chicago’s Gold Coast
A proposal to turn the amazing old, yet somehow still abandoned, Three Arts Club Building into a columbarium is off.
For those of you not up to speed on the proposal, columbarium is a fancy word for a mausoleum where the ashes of the dead are kept. Mausoleum is a fancy word for dead people warehouse.
At the beginning of November we reported on a proposal to fill the Three Arts Building with the deceased. It seemed like a perfect use. No noise; minimal traffic; a respectful use of a beautiful building. But it looks like it’s not going to happen, as a letter from the person behind the project makes clear: