Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Photos by MBA Photography.

On Aug. 29, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) hosted a Chicago River Tour aboard Wendella Boats’ Magnificent Mile Water Taxi. Make It Better was a proud media sponsor of the event.

The tour took place ahead of the opening of the Chicago River Edge Ideas Lab, an initiative of the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, along with MPC, that’s part of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Chicago River Edge Ideas Lab is funded by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Comcast and Related Midwest.

Beginning Sept. 16, nine architecture firms will present their vision for an updated Chicago riverfront. Public input will then be gathered in order to guide future projects along the river.

The nine participating firms are:

Watch a short video from the Chicago River Tour below, along with photos from the event.

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago River tour by Metropolitan Planning Council

See more photos from the Chicago River tour.

 

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Anna-Carlson

Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of Glenbrook South High School and the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine and Central California Parent Magazine.