A retired freight train line became one of Chicago’s most extraordinary parks
A group of Chicago aldermen hope the move will preserve more affordable rental housing near the popular elevated trail.
Despite inherent challenges, the city’s of Chicago has a potential plan to see the elevated trail clear the river and expressway. In fact, planners have no less than four schemes under consideration.
Known as Turning Sky, the planned art installation comes from The Trust for Public Land and the creative minds of Luftwerk. The project is currently seeking public donations.
While the vision to extend Chicago’s popular 606 trail has been discussed as a long-term, funding-dependent goal by local planners and policy makers, it was recently reported that developer Sterling Bay has grand plans to stretch the trail eastward to Lincoln Park.