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Friday, May 14, 2010
Michigan Avenue Bridge Has its Cake; Others Eat it
On Friday, the Michigan Avenue Bridge, a key component of the Burnham plan that pushed development north of the river and created the Magnificent Mile, turned 90, with a small celebration at the McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum, captured here in a photograph by our indefatigable correspondent Bob Johnson. Bob was also on hand to snap one of this year's CANstructions, on display in the first floor lobby of Merchandise Mart through June 2nd, after which all the food will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. There are also barrels in which you can drop your own canned food contributions when you visit the exhibition.
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The Canstruction constructions are terrific. Don't miss them. These designers are amazingly clever: how do they get these things to stand up?
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