Hail-Damaged Garfield Park Conservatory Reopens

Officials reopened the conservatory months after a hailstorm damaged it

By Sandra Torres
|  Monday, Jan 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:38 AM CDT
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Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory opened its doors again, four months after a summer hailstorm severely damaged it.

Officials say they reopened the last two rooms to the public on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. All nine rooms of the conservatory were damaged by the storm in July.

The storm destroyed about 60 percent of the Fern room, resulting in at least $2 million in cleanup costs.

The conservatory is one of the largest in the country and is more than 100 years old.

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