It used to be Chicago's defining area code. Now 312 has a new meaning. On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the 312 RiverRun: three parks, connected by a single path that stretches for nearly 2 miles on the Chicago River, from Belmont to Montrose.
- 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
Though first dedicated as public open space in the 1980s, Chicago’s unfinished DuSable Park is finally ready to start taking shape. The City of Chicago has authorized a further cleanup of the lakefront peninsula’s contaminated soil.
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.
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.
A prominent Dutch designer behind the award-winning Lurie Garden in Millennium Park has been tapped to revitalize the Jens Jensen Formal Garden in Humboldt Park, which has greatly deteriorated since it was built in 1908.
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.
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.
Chicago's last manual elevatorvia Chicago Magazine
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.
Questions for an architect: Chris Wilkinsonvia CAF
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