Advertising Built into Asian Landscape

Commercial messages are ubiquitous in Asian major metropolitan areas.

Take for example these photos from Tokyo, Osaka, and Seoul.  Chicago streets look naked in comparison – consider Water Tower Place – the view outside my office window. 

A proposal to allow Jumbotron-style signs on Michigan Avenue was introduced in the City Council (see Chicago Tribune article “Proposal could light up Boul Mich,” by C. Shropshire, July 10, 2012).  Why not?

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