For the past several years the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago have been working on appropriate uses for Northerly Island, a 91-acre man-made peninsula in Chicago, Illinois. The lakefront site branches off from Museum Campus, a section along Lake Michigan that is home to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. Serving as an expansion to these cultural programs, Studio Gang Architects have created an innovate design that integrates educational, cultural, social, and recreational activities into Northerly Island. Read more about Northerly Island's future after the break! Studio Gang’s design transforms Northerly Island into an ecologically diverse park. The island will be unique compared to Chicago’s other lakefront environments with the addition of lagoons, seasonal ponds, fishing coves, and many other water-scapes. Plans also include a dense forest, savannah, and prairie. Without even leaving the city, visitors can retreat to the island to swim in the lake, camp in the forest, view art installations, and hike on its miles of paths.
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