Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571
As the City of Chicago strives to convert the long-polluted and abandoned Chicago River into its next recreational frontier, Studio Gang’s WMS Boathouse at Clark Park helps catalyze significant momentum.
By creating a key public access point along the river’s edge, it supports the larger movement toward an ecological and recreational revival of the Chicago River.
“The Chicago River boathouses are part of a new environmentally friendly vision for the city’s river. By making the riverfront a destination for recreation, anchored by dynamic sustainable architecture, we hope to catalyze long-term stewardship and support for the river’s remediation as well as improve the health of the communities that surround it.”
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