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Step By Step, Bloomingdale Thinks Big

January 2, 2011

Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamen, highlighting the Bloomingdale Trail, asks “Will Chicago Think Big After Daly?” He writes that The Trail is moving forward “…step by step rather than in a single, expensive rush, as at Millennium Park. That’s the approach being followed by backers of the Bloomingdale Trail, who have taken the first steps toward creating a 2.78-mile-long park on an inactive railroad spur that rises almost 20 feet above the Northwest Side areas of Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.“

 

Indeed, The Trail reminds us that Big Plans are made up of small parts. For Bloomingdale that means 37 bridges, 8 access points, 5 existing and future parks all connecting 4 neighborhoods, 5 major bike routes, Metra and CTA lines, and more than a dozen schools.

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