Nowhere in Downtown is the soil more fecund than near Republic Square Park, and it won't be long before the park's longest shadows aren't cast by its trees. Strange photosynthesis happens here, as if chlorophyll fused with glass and steel and cement and electricity to create structures that burst through the canopy. The 360 Condominiums, the Monarch, and the Spring Condominiums have begun rising to the east; the AMLI is blooming to the south; and soon the Austonian, MetLife building, and proposed Tom Stacy high-rise to the east will make the Frost Tower look like a shrub.
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