Pedro Angel Alvarez, 4, looked at an emerging Buddha sculpture in Chicago. The statue is part of the Ten Thousand Ripples project, designed to spark change in violent neighborhoods.
Pedro Angel Alvarez, 4, looked at an emerging Buddha sculpture in Chicago. The statue is part of the Ten Thousand Ripples project, designed to spark change in violent neighborhoods. MCT
Pedro Angel Alvarez, 4, looked at an emerging Buddha sculpture in Chicago. The statue is part of the Ten Thousand Ripples project, designed to spark change in violent neighborhoods. MCT

100 Buddhas rise from vacant lots in hopes of calming city's violence

June 29, 2013 12:00 AM