While priests and ministers hope that their churches will move people spiritually, these churches have also moved people physically—from derelict cars turned into churches to pew-filled trains that let people worship on the go.
We tend to look at new buildings—especially tall ones—as evidence of a city's economic health (or sickness). But renovations are a way deeper statistical pool—which is why this new map of a decade of filings from the Department of Buildings is so interesting. That's ten years and billions of dollars in a single image.
Sure, it's Summer now, but in a few months some of us will be dodging falling icicles again (especially Chicago come Spring). If it's a concern at your house, this heated gutter-guard melts icicles and snow quicker than most.