Walking downtown yesterday in Grant Park, I looked up and marveled at Chicago's skyline. As I looked north, there before me was the huge towering white Aon building (formerly the Standard Oil building) in Chicago, and next to it to the right, a building that seemed, well, pretty huge as well. Only then did I notice it was the Blue Cross Blue Shield building (expanded in 2008 during health care "reform," remember?), and, to the left, the Prudential insurance buildings:
So then I wondered. What would Chicago's skyline look like without medicine?
Chicago's skyline would look very different, indeed.