Promontory point, counterpoint continues

A committee has been formed in an attempt to break the deadlock over reconstruction of Hyde Park’s historic Promontory Point. Local activists have been at odds with the city over plans to replace a set of limestone steps that act as a lake wall. In an attempted compromise with preservationists, the Chicago Park District proposed a plan that would make the two top steps limestone and the bottom two concrete. A mediator reported that a preservationist plan would be less expensive to build and maintain than the city’s compromise plan, but the city rejected the report as flawed.

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