Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
Jun. 07, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013
Take Me to the River: Building Chicago's New Waterfront investigates Chicagoans’ vision for the future of the Chicago River as the heart of a beautiful and livable city.
Dip into designers’ ideas for reinventing the river and its connection to the neighborhoods through which it flows. Explore two soon-to-be-completed boathouses. Get a sneak peak of the next six sections of the Chicago Riverwalk. Discover far-reaching ideas that would transform the Chicago River’s role as drainage canal. Take in the iconic architecture—from glassy high rises to railroad bridges—that defines the riverfront.
The Chicago River: it’s an industrial highway, the city’s storm drain, and a leisure landscape. Can these realities continue to co-exist? The exhibition is organized in four themes:
- Beautiful highlights river views.
- Livable investigates the river as stormwater pipe.
- Fun delves into recreation on the river.
- Public explores the riverfront as parkland.
Take Me to the River is open now in CAF’s Lecture Hall Gallery and will close in December, 2013.
Lecture Hall Gallery
224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604United States