A Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Boat

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Over the last decade, we’ve seen a number of Chicago festivals, parades and traditions become downsized, consolidated, or simply go extinct.  So it’s nice when something new, and potentially annual, comes along.

This weekend will be the inaugural Chicago Fire Festival, celebrating the immolation and phoenix-like rebirth of our fair city.  Yes, there will be fire.

Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell happened upon one of the floats for the aquatic spectacle on Wacker Drive. It’s a kind of haunted house-looking thing on a barge in the river.  To see what happens to it, head down to the festival by the river Saturday night.

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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