The Future Maggie Daley Park Starts Right Now
Oct21

The Future Maggie Daley Park Starts Right Now

  For the last week, construction crews have been putting up concrete Jersey barriers and chain-link fences around the northeast corner of Grant Park — the section soon to be known as Maggie Daley Park. It’s the first step in what will be a long process of removing the park, fixing the parking garage roof beneath, and then replacing the park. The Cancer Survivor’s Memorial Garden will remain open, and we saw several...

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Construction About to Begin on Maggie Daley Park
Sep17

Construction About to Begin on Maggie Daley Park

The signs went up over the weekend, and the field house was shut down.  Construction is about to begin turning Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Park into Maggie Daley Park, passing the name of the northeast corner of Grant Park from father-in-law to daughter-in-law. The field house (337 East Randolph Street) closed on September 15th, and will now be turned into a construction office for the massive project which will, quite literally,...

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Grant Park Renovation Plans Go Underground
Jan26

Grant Park Renovation Plans Go Underground

The latest plans for replacing the northern portion of Grant Park are on display.  Large display panels went up on the Pedway level of Block37 last night, allowing people who normally aren’t able to attend the Grant Park meetings to see what’s coming. This is part of the Chicago Park District’s attempt to let people know what’s going on before it surprises and angers them, and to solicit more public input.  An...

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Chicago Children’s Museum Move to Grant Park Not Dead Yet

There was an interesting note at a public meeting of the Grant Park Conservancy a couple of days ago.  Bob O’Neill, the head of the organization, said that the plan for moving the Chicago Children’s Museum from Navy Pier (600 East Grand Avenue) to Daley Bicentennial Plaza (337 East Randolph Street) is far from dead. The most recent newspaper articles on the topic have made it sound like the plan was off, or at least on...

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