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.
- 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.
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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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