Gallery: Chicago Set to Break Ground on 13-Acre Elevated Sky Park This ...

Chicago is set to break ground on a 13 acre elevated park later this year, but city officials insist that it won't be anything like New York's famous High Line. Slated for a 2.7 mile stretch of an abandoned railway trestle that hasn't be used since the 1900s, the Bloomingdale Trail and Park will be a green transport artery that will link several neighborhoods in the city as well as certain sections of the city's metro line. Entirely funded by the public, unlike the privately-funded High Line, this great new green lung is expected to be completed towards the end of 2014.

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  1. georgeblomme April 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I lived near the Bloomingdale viaduct in the 1950\’s and climbed up to the tracks many times. It was an odd narrow viaduct, with 2 tracks, and apparently only one train in the evening – and I never even saw that train. Its a massive embankment which split the neighborhood in half. I wondered what could be done with it, short of tearing it down. I\’m happy to read some 60 years later that it will be turned into a park. If it can match NYC\’s High Line in beauty and quirkiness, it will be a huge success.

  2. msyin April 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    This will be another great place to visit when I finally get to Chicago. Hope other mayors are looking at these projects for their cities.

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