Meigs Field Blossoms Into Northerly Island

The former airport will become a refuge for bird and man.

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Thursday, Dec 2, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM CDT
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Meigs Field Blossoms Into Northerly Island

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Once the home of a small airport, ravaged in the middle of the night on Mayor Daley’s orders, Meigs Field could soon become a natural playground.

Chicago Park District officials are unveiling the framework plan for the 91-acre peninsula now known as Northerly Island, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Based on input gathered from a series of public meetings held over the last four years, the plans will feature an open-air pavilion and harbor for aquatic wildlife and birds.

Officials plan to unveil mockups for the project tonight on first floor of the Chicago Architecture Foundation on Michigan Avenue at 6:30 p.m.; it is open to the public.

Check out the Chicago Tribune for a full report.

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