Gilfoyle discuss Millennium Park, Chicago’s award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. Rising from the ruins of a decrepit old railroad, the park boasts impressive bridges, pavilions and fountains as well as a garden, cafe, ice rink, theater, and cycle center. It is intended not only to epitomize the "new Chicago" transcending racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic divisions, but it is also meant to symbolize the integration of public and private sectors.
Gilfoyle is professor of history at Loyola University in Chicago, where he teaches American urban and social history. Recent books include “A Pickpocket’s Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York” and “Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark,” both published in 2006. He is also the author of “City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920” and has published articles in American Quarterly, Prospects and the Atlantic Monthly.