Gallery: James Corner Unveils New Design Scheme for Overhaul of Chicago...

As it stands now, Chicago's Navy Pier is a cluttered, over-commercialized tourist trap that juts out into Lake Michigan. But a new redesign of the pier, unveiled by James Corner Field Operations—the firm behind New York's much-celebrated High Line—and nArchitects, calls for the transformation of Navy Pier into a lush urban park. Due to budgetary constraints, the updated plan is significantly scaled back from the plan outlined by Corner last year, but it promises to open up the pier and make it more inviting, providing sweeping views of the lake and city skyline.

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  1. ThomasKosbau May 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Nice work nArchitects!!!

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