No, That’s not a Roller Coaster Being Built on the South Side
Jun26

No, That’s not a Roller Coaster Being Built on the South Side

Driving into the city along Lake Shore Drive from the South Side provides some of the most magnificent views of Chicago available.  It also affords the opportunity to drive beneath what looks like an awesome big blue roller coaster. This is not Riverview II.  It’s actually the latest bridge connecting the city’s neighborhoods with the littoral pleasures of the Lake Michigan shoreline: The 41st Street Bridge, designed by...

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More Change Planned For the Region’s Number One Tourist Attraction
Jul28

More Change Planned For the Region’s Number One Tourist Attraction

The same people who brought New York its famous High Line have unveiled their latest vision for Navy Pier. As we’ve noted before, renovation and expansion plans for Navy Pier aren’t exactly rare animals.  Sometimes it seems like you can set your clock by the semi-regular parade of proposals that come down the pike and, for the most part, fail to turn into anything real.  But the ‘Pier is getting more serious these...

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New Navy Pier Plans Stir Some, Leave Others Cold
Feb01

New Navy Pier Plans Stir Some, Leave Others Cold

The Navy Pier Redesign Competition brought plenty of excitement to the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday night, the first of two evenings of presentations by the design teams articulating new visions for the Chicago landmark. The public was able to inspect models of the proposals and glance at television screens flashing renderings. As the start of the program approached, the 300-seat theater was at capacity, and even the overflow...

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