The Green Map Project
New East Side/Streeterville
So Hui Chong, Aaron Wendl Dewi, Tanner Rebecca, Reeves Shauna, Con May, Jeanine Donofrio, Billy Atwell, Ashley Senter, Sarah Carey, John Von Collin, Ben Conley, Ernesto Guaman, Missy Weimer, Monica Dellert, Sasha Fornari, Marian Kusan, Aya Ishikawa, Peter Moran, Kieth Polack, Chi Kim, Kate Csillagi
The China town gate was created by Peter Fung in 1975. This $70,000 structure was built to symbolize pride in the Chinese community. Close by is the ornate "City Hall" with a pagoda top and traditional Chinese artwork. One block south is the Saint Bridget's Catholic church, a historical building from 1847. The church is known to symbolize Bridgeport as well as a large section of Southwest Chicago. The neighborhood provides apartment buildings geared towards senior citizens as well as families. Such places of residence are decorated in Chinese embellishments. Not far is Archer Courts, a housing project built by the CHA. Old and new architecture next to each other signifies the layering of modern housing over earlier styles on the same block.
Residents of China town utilize their space for crop growing and plant preserving. There are also several parks, including the Ping Tom park Northwest of the red line train Cermak stop along the Chicago river. There are a variety of rocks in a zen-like fashion throughout the park and columns with the image of the dragon, which has cultural significance.