09/16/2009 10:00 PM
What will Chicago look like in 2109?
That’s the question begged by a new exhibition now on display at the Chicago Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph.
A number of the city’s high-profile architects — Jeanne Gang, Stanley Tigerman, David Woodhouse and Gordon Gill, among — submitted designs for their city a century down the road. Their visions include sustainable skyscrapers to a transit system based on the region’s waterways and even an eco casino.
“Big. Bold. Visionary. Chicago Considers the Next Century” also incorporates current planning efforts led by the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency, a regional group currently articulating a plan for greater Chicagoland for 2040. One of CMAP’s kiosks is available for residents to have their say in the regional plan.
The exhibit is presented by the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee and the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
The tourism center is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6 p.m. on Friday); Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The space opens at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.