Sunday, August 31, 2014

Countdown to Chitown 5: Navy Pier Park

Navy Pier was built in 1916 at a cost of 4.5 million and was built to serve as not only a cargo facility for lake freighters but also as docking space for passenger steamers. At it's outermost tip, parts of the pier were designed to serve as cool places for public gathering and entertainment before air conditioning existed. Throughout the years, it has served as a commercial pier, a Navy training center, college classroom, and now is Chicago's number one tourist attraction.

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