Millennium Park recently turned ten years old. In spite of what anyone might think about the price tag, the location, the target audience, or the (alleged!) corruption involved, it’s hard to deny that the park is a success. It’s become a focal point for the city’s tourist industry, and a symbol of the city on everything from tote bags to web site logos around the world.
While Millennium Park is ten-years-old, this blog is older. In fact, as far as we know, Gapers Block is the only Chicago blog that’s been publishing longer than we have (by seven months).
Since this blog is downright elderly in internet terms, we put on our trifocals, fumbled for our Hurry-cane, and dug through the dusty trunks in the basement to find photographs of Millennium Park when it was still just a young whippersnapper under construction. Enjoy.