Getting tired of the Congress Parkway bridge construction at Wacker Drive? You wouldn’t be the only one. According to IDOT’s bridge website, the 2-year project is still on schedule to complete in the Fall of 2011.
And as that project winds down, work should commence on the three-acre Wacker Gateway Park, built over the Wacker Drive interchange and directly south of 235 Van Buren, the new loop residential high-rise at Van Buren and Franklin.
This park will no doubt be a welcome addition for the residents of 235. Details are hard to come by, but on this landscape rendering (PDF), obtained from 235’s website, the park is to include multi-level landscaping, broad lawn areas, prairie grass meadows and a dog-friendly area.