Chapter 2 (The Owner Strikes Back): What Chicago residents do with empty lots

Monster attacks Mineral Mart! 2206 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago

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Recap from Chapter 1: Happy laundromat torn down results in sad empty lot. Neighbors use left-behind rocks to build delightful towers to create happy lot.

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Chapter 2: The Owner Strikes Back

These towers entertain people walking by. Curiosity abounds. What is the meaning behind these towers? Is there is a microcosm community of little rock people that live in this lot? Do these towers have religious significance? What we do know is the residents of Chicago took control of an icky situation (sad empty lot) and created something wonderful (happy lot).

But the neglectful owners of the lot didn’t see it that way. These owners can’t even build a decent fence that can stand for more than one day. The villains come to their lot and can’t stand to see all the happiness that is created. Turning into a monster much like the Incredible Hulk, the owners shout, “We no have this! What is this happiness!? WE DESTROY HAPPINESS! RAWR!!!” Stomping their mean feet through the lot, they kick over the statues of joy. They stomp on the buildings of delight. The town is annihilated.

No building is left standing.

Just as the happy laundromat was once destroyed, the towers of delight are now kicked over. The stones sit scattered and the lot becomes sad again.

What joy ever return to the lot in Chicago known as 2206 West Lawrence? Stay tuned for Chapter 3 (The Return of Fun).

Chapter 1: Buildings of Hope

Chapter 2: The Owner Strikes Back

Chapter 3: The Return of Fun

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srhbth
srhbth
15 years ago

oh, that’s so sad and mean! why knock them down, if they weren’t going to do something else with the lot immediately?

unlikelymoose
15 years ago

are you certain that the owner knocked them down or was it just some houligan from the neighborhood? You seriously need to get your hands on some concrete mix and make these towers permanent.

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

RAWR!

sarah studnicki dukes
sarah studnicki dukes
15 years ago
srhbth
srhbth
15 years ago

hang ON, is that reptar?!!

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