Is it making much of an impression on the skyline from outside the core yet?
And to think people complain about Toronto's waterfront being blocked off! For all the talk of Chicago as a model waterfront city, a lot of their waterfront isn't very accessible.
People do swim in Lake Michigan. The Chicago Park District tests beach waters for E. coli bacteria daily. According to a July article in the Chicago Tribune, there have been 14 closings at Chicago beaches this summer, compared with three during the same period last year. Sea gull droppings are a contributing factor to the increase in bacteria found along the shore.Do people swim in the lake here or is it too polluted?
Here are some pictures from the Columbus Bridge looking west along the Chicago River. Lake Michigan is behind me.It's lined up with the mouth of the Chicago River from the lake the same way that Old City Hall is lined up with Bay Street here in Toronto. Highly visible location on the skyline.