Though plans for the Obama Presidential Center still call for the controversial closing of Cornell Drive, the absence of a road from 57th Street south to 67th Street would make room for a performance lawn, a playground resembling a ropes course and a steep sledding hill.
- Well-designed parks are an essential part of livable cities.
- Parks like the 606 and Maggie Daley Park take new approaches to urban recreational space.
- The expansion of the Riverwalk is bringing vibrant new public space to the Chicago River.
Latest Updates on Parks & Public Spaces
City officials and members of the Bronzeville community came together yesterday to formally break ground on a new bike and pedestrian bridge at 41st Street on Chicago’s South Side.
Chicago developer Related Midwest has released new renderings of Bennett Park, a new public park under construction along with an accompanying 70-story tower at Grand Avenue and Peshtigo Court.
Some of Chicago’s public art pieces are in danger of being removed, relocated, destroyed or sold to private collectors, according to Preservation Chicago’s list of the most endangered sites.
The people who want to straighten out Lake Shore Drive's S-curve around Oak Street Beach have eye-popping new renderings of the ambitious project's side effect — a new 70-acre park jutting out into Lake Michigan.
Construction on the Manor Greenway, a key connector in creating a continuous riverfront bike path, could begin by the end of 2017, officials said.
The Obama Foundation named a team of landscape architects for the Obama Presidential Center, to be led by the designer of Chicago's 606 trail and Maggie Daley Park.
Luftwerk, a pair of local artists known for their dynamic and colorful lighting installations, will be unveiling their latest project this weekend. Dubbed Turning Sky, the new installation will illuminate The 606's bridge at Milwaukee Avenue with a series of colorful LED lights.
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What’s with that odd closet? What Chicago’s architectural clues reveal about how we livedvia CAF
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.
A floating museum will bring exhibitions to the Chicago River this summervia Time Out Chicago
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.