Migration emerges like a phoenix from a formerly nondescript intersection in a neighborhood regaining its glory. Bronzeville, once home to Margaret Burroughs, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ida B. Wells, and thousands of African Americans fleeing the South during the Great Migration of the earlier 20th century, suffered social and economic decline due to drugs, crime, and overcrowded housing projects. But the 21st century has seen an explosion of entrepreneurship, arts, and architecture, and Migration is a bold reprise of Bronzeville’s history of greatness, signaling that the time to change is now.
The minor turret, capped with a skylight, is Migration’s incredible Coda.