Spertus Institute hosts public meeting/workshop on future Northerly Island plans!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on November 2, 2009

The Chicago Park District along with the Grant Park Advisory Council and Conservancy have scheduled a public meeting:

Northerly Island design workshop and input on ideas.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Spertus Institute at 610 S. Michigan Avenue – Crown Family Great Hall – 9th Floor.


Through a thorough public input process, the Chicago Park District has developed design ideas for Northerly Island and needs your input.  Please come out for a series of workshops and meet design teams and react to the ideas. 


The Spertus Institute has donated magnificent space for this event. This one-of-a-kind architecture offers panoramic views of Chicago landmarks from the Hancock Center to Soldier Field.  Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Museum Campus, and Lake Michigan. An atrium soars to 30 feet (from the 9th to the 10th floor).  It is also adjacent to Spertus Museum’s innovative
core collection gallery.


I randomly found the information about this public meeting and workshop from the Grant Park Conservancy website.  I’m going to try to make it to this meeting because I have a feeling they’ll have some pretty cool and some pretty bad ideas for what should happen with Northerly Island.  When you think of it, if Northerly Island stayed an airport, none of this would be necessary.  Ah, politics!




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