CHICAGO – June 2015 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Navy Pier announced that a new Ferris wheel has been purchased and will debut at Navy Pier in time for its 2016 Centennial. The new 196-foot wheel will fit into the space that will be vacated by the existing wheel that was installed in 1995. It will feature a wide assortment of enhanced features and amenities, including accommodations for up to 180 more passengers per ride and temperature controlled gondolas allowing guests to enjoy it year-round.
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2011 — Chicago Architecture Foundation Goes Cruising – So Spring Must be Here.
The first Chicago Architecture Foundation architecture river cruise of the season is April 30 and tickets are available now. The architecture river cruise is offered aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises luxury cruising yachts, with open-air decks as well as air conditioned interior seating.
The cruise features the incomparable Chicago Architecture Foundation docents and is a favorite with seasoned cruisers as well as first-timers. “Date night” cruises every Thursday and Friday evenings at 5:30 pm start in June.
All Chicago Architecture Foundation cruises depart from the lower level and southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. The staircase to the ticket window and dock is marked by a blue awning. The 2011 Tour Schedule runs through November 20.
Advance tickets and information is available at www.ticketmaster.com/rivertour or www.architecture.org. The print-at-home option allows quicker check-in for passengers at the dock. Tickets are $35/person and are also available at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, at the Chicago’s First Lady ticket window at the dock or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Group Rates/groups of 20 or more: 312-322-1131.
More information about the CHICAGO Architecture Foundation and Chicago’s Architecture available on CHICAGOdossier.us
February 15, 2011 (Chicago) Mayor Richard M. Daley welcomed Target to State Street today as the retailer announced a new urban concept store for the former Carson Pirie Scott space in the recently restored Sullivan Center.