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THE AIR UP THERE
Rooftop terraces an ideal place to unwinde
by Monica Kass Rogers
On warm weekend evenings, rooftops along many Chicago alleyways wake to a Ravinia-like second life. Wine flows, lights glow, and music and laughter mingle with the rustle of garden leaves and grasses. The tantalizing smell of the grill wafts over all. Lit up like hot spots on a party circuit board, these private urban getaways transform what used to be flat expanses of wasted space into something useful and magical.“We wanted to create an outdoor space for both entertaining and lounging,” said Laura Keidan Martin of Lakeview, “But given the constraints of a city lot, the...