Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Curbed Chicago Takes a Look at Ping Tom Park's New Area

Ping Tom park, which is a great public park on the East bank of the Chicago river just South of 18th street, has a new addition just North of 18th now. The blog curbed Chicago headed over last week to take some great pictures. They took the one above, but have some other great shots if you're interested.

Also of interest in their post is a quote from Rahm:

The park of course isn't completely finished yet, though. At a press conference held at Ping Tom on Monday, Mayor Emanuel announced that the park will soon be getting a $4-million boat house, designed by Jeanne Gang and Chris Lee.
For those not familiar with Jeanne Gang, she's putting her stamp on various neighborhoods around the city (most notably the amazing 82-story Aqua building in the River East neighborhood). She also designed Columbia's Media Production Center at 16th and State. Glad to have her creative vision designing new buildings in the neighborhood.

(Image from Curbed Chicago)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jeanne Gang also just won a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. Her buildings are amazing.