Daniel Burnham, Chicago’s legendary city planner and architect of the 1893 World’s Fair, famously advised:
“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.”
Though Chicago has realized scores of innovative, imaginative ideas in the 120 years since the World’s Fair, the current generation of big plans (some already underway) are poised to leave a dramatic imprint on “The City Of Progress.”
Buckle in and get ready for a look at what the Windy City could look like in 2034 — and beyond.
1. Navy Pier
A $150 million project to revamp one Chicago’s top tourist attractions has been called “an opportunity for the city to reassess what the waterfront means to an urban center and the character of its identity.”