Gallery: Chicago Unveils Ambitious Plan to Extend Riverwalk Park

 
Just a few years ago, the shore of the polluted Chicago River was the last place tourists would want to go for a stroll; now, it's being hailed as the city's second waterfront. This week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to complete the Chicago Riverwalk, a long-term proposal to create a continuous parkway extending from Lake Michigan to the confluence of the three branches of the Chicago River. The new plan calls for the creation of a series of inviting, naturalistic recreation spaces with new piers, restaurants and floating gardens along the south bank of the river.

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