16 Apr '13, 9pm

Chicago

Chicago

The Trust for Public Land / Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. Proposed design for the Bloomingdale Trail. Click to embiggen. Anyone who’s visited Chicago can see it was once a hub for rail industry: Abandoned tracks criss-cross The City of Big Shoulders like scars on a brawny boxer. Converting this brutal urban landscape into swaths of green might seem like a stretch, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pledged to create 800 new parks, recreation sites, and green spaces throughout the city over the next five years. The centerpiece of that effort includes two of the nation’s most ambitious urban parks: the Bloomingdale Trail and the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Come early summer, work begins on the Bloomingdale Trail , a 2.7-mile, elevated “sky park” that will replace an abandoned industrial rail line in northwest Chicago. Like a super-sized version of Paris’ Promenade-Plantee ...

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Hedges Park

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