Riverrun past Michigan and Wacker, from bridgehouse museum to River Bend

New Chicago River MuseumThe Chicago Tribune today reports on the Saturday opening of a new Chicago River museum, housed in the bridgehouse at the southwest corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Coincidentally, the new facility happens to be named the McCormick Tribune Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. While you’re on the lush green banks of our favorite tributary, check out the new riverwalk along Wacker Drive that we posted about recently. And continue west, past some of the stunning housing the River has inspired, from Harry Weese’s River Cottages to Robert Bistry’s River Bend. Close your eyes, though, as you pass the retro townhouses of Kinzie Park; the river has inspired some ugly designs too.

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