Posts tagged "Navy Pier"

AECOM's Pier+ Proposal Gets my "Thumbs Up"

Crystal Garden. This part of the pier has seen better days so I'm glad AECOM has an idea to transform it. The new Crystal Garden would be a sustainable food production attraction, an urban food jungle-if you will. A floating "seed-like juice bar" will serve visitors products from food grown on site. The Crystal Garden will also be used to supply the restaurants at Pier+ with produce, serve as location for entertainment and education in sustainable food production. Image courtesy of AECOM+BIG
Recently a select number of design firms were selected to submit proposals for a renovation and re-imaging of Chicago’s Navy Pier. While all of them have merit, the proposal by AECOM+BIG  really caught my eye and I think is the best of the group. It gets my “thumbs up.” One my issues with Navy Pier, aside from the... Read more »

Chicago Flower Show Preview

Chicago Flower Show Preview
This afternoon the Chicago Flower & Garden Show held a preview before it opens to the public on Saturday morning. I’ll post more pictures and information on this year’s theme of The Sport of Gardening. For now below are just a few pictures from the show and some recommendations for shopping at the flower show... Read more »

Free Tickets to Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2011

Free Tickets to Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2011
It may not seem like it out there but spring is on the way. The 17th annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show will return to Navy Pier on Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13. This year’s theme is “The Sport of Gardening,” and will highlight some of the top Midwest landscapers, growers and garden... Read more »
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