North Grant Park Renovation Project

The Chicago Park District, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Grant Park Conservancy/Advisory Council will present revised plans for North Grant Park/Daley Bicentennial Plaza. The project scope will be Daley Bicentennial Plaza from Columbus to the Cancer Survivors Garden (not including it) and Monroe to Randolph.

This is an exciting plan and we want to hear your input.

Also, Columbia College Chicago is planning a new facade for its 618 S. Michigan Building (the old Spertus). The plan is to create a modern curtain wall with a frit (ceramic) applied material to the glass to create a “shadow” of the original, historic facade. Frit was used on the glass at the new Spertus. It also helps protect birds from crashing into the glass as it creates an opaque application in areas. Columbia’s idea of using frit to create a shadow of the destroyed historic facade in the new modern curtain wall has not been done before. It is an innovative way of creating a modern facade and, at the same time, respecting the past yet not recreating it as the facade was destroyed. The plan will be presented. 

Thank you for your interest and participation!