Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tabula Rasa: Daley Bi - Ready for its Makeover into Maggie Daley Park

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Our indefatigable correspondent Bob Johnson provided the above photo of what was, for decades, Daley Bicentennial Plaza, an unexciting oasis of quiet on the other side of Frank Gehry's BP Bridge.
The site has been stripped clean of trees, shrubs and flowers to allow the repair of the sealant layer that has failed and was leaking water into the underground parking garage below.   After that, if all goes well, a striking new design by Michael van Valkenburgh for what will now called Maggie Daley Park will begin construction.

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