Balconies, those jutting outdoor patios of delight, are all the rage right now.
Who can’t recall the joyous YouTube videos of South Loop high-rise dwellers singing Bon Jovi songs from their balconies, or cheering for healthcare workers during nightly “Chicago Unite at Night” celebrations?
Balconies, now, are all the rage, and denizens of Chicago are demanding more of them. In the midst of coronavirus and its demands for shelter-in-place and social distancing, the balcony is a welcome pandemic-proof social space.
“This remarkable moment in time has forced all of us to rethink the physical space we inhabit and it’s showing what a great feature the balcony is,” says Dr. Sanjeev Vidyarthi, an associate professor of urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Look out, Romeo and Juliet! You may discover a balcony shortage very soon.
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