Although The 606 (aka Bloomingdale Trail) won't open this year as originally anticipated, the good news is that construction crews have gotten the old rail line to a point where it is beginning to actually look like an elevated park space and bike path. The Tribune's RedEye recently stopped by the construction site for a hard hat tour and came away from their trip with this cool video. When The 606 opens next June, the 2.7 mile rails-to-trails project will sport 250,000 new plantings and multiple new parks along the trail. The $95 million project has been in the works for a decade, and is considered one of the most anticipated new park spaces coming to Chicago.
·Blazing the Bloomingdale Trail: Over the hills, through the woods [RedEye]
·Previous 606 coverage [Curbed Chicago]