Pressure Pack Posits Parks in Peril
Nov25

Pressure Pack Posits Parks in Peril

We’re used to thinking of parks as forever places.  Permanent municipal installations that often have been here since we were born, and will remain long after we’ve passed. But not so fast, says Friends of the Parks, the Chicago group that pops up every time someone even thinks about placing a brick near Grant Park.  Taking a page from Preservation Illinois, it’s put out a list of the city’s most endangered...

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Status Update: Kiddie Camping Coming to Northerly Island
Jun17

Status Update: Kiddie Camping Coming to Northerly Island

Recent aerial photograph of Northerly Island, courtesy of the City of Chicago Office of the Mayor Drawing of the future Northerly Island, courtesy of the City of Chicago Office of the Mayor There was more than sand dunes and waterfowl on Northerly Island this morning. Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined architect Jeanne Gang and others for a status up date on the massive terraforming project.     The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, working...

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Audience Mostly Underwhelmed by Northerly Island Plans

Last week a meeting was held in the Loop at the Spertus Institute(610 South Michigan Avenue) to talk about the future of Northerly Island.  As community meetings go, this one was unusually heavily promoted, even receiving publicity on the local radio and television stations.  WBBM-TV sent a photographer.  About 400 local people also showed up and what they saw they didn’t seem happy with. What they saw is termed the...

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What to do About Northerly Island?

Most Chicagoans have finished laughing, crying, or both, about what happened at Northerly Island that dark night in 2003 when Meigs Field (CGX) was turned into a meadow. If you’ve visited the place lately, you’ve seen that in spite of claims that it’s now a bird sanctuary, the land is clearly available for development.  Soon we will get a chance to see what kind of development that might be. November 10, 2009  at...

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