Construction Update
Walling in the Chicago River


Look beyond the snow.  Beyond the ice.  And you can see the progress being made on River Point, the public park and eventual office building being built along the Chicago River at 444 West Lake Street.

What used to be an expanse of train tracks, a gravel parking lot, and a bunch of weeds is now a long, low wall punctuated by portholes.  This is the base of the park, which must be completed before the 49-story office skyscraper is built on top.  Both were designed by Pickard Chilton.

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