Blair Kamin’s article in the Chicago Tribune focuses on the recently announced funding for the Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges, as well as the politics and process behind it.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced federal funding for the new twin pedestrian bridges—one to replace the aging span at 43rd Street; another, at 41st Street. Designed by Chicago Cordogan, Clark & Associates, in association with AECOM for structural and civil engineering, and Dear Productions for lighting design, the curving bridges will cost a total of $42.5 million. Construction is now scheduled to start in early 2016, with completion set for 2017.
Read the full article at the link below-
South Side Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges finally get funding - Chicago Tribune article
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