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  •  Meigs Field was a good grab (1+ / 0-)
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    The Chicago lakefront is almost entirely free and open to the public for the length of the city. It was supposed to be that way.

    Meigs Field was an elitist private airport right on the water. It served few (corporate execs and private plane owners) and didn't belong there.  It was taken back for the people.

    This community center destruction is indeed bullshit though.

    •  really??? (0+ / 0-)

      my kid had lifeguarding all summer in the area of the old meigs field (12th st beach) all they run there is concerts selling booze and dope with messed up traffic with events that are meant to pacify the masses. the airport was public infrastructure now we have a venue for private parties. when is the last time you tried parking in the area?? when they have concerts they block off usage of the entire area to the "public."

      Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. -Aristotle

      by Hyde Park Johnny on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 06:11:29 PM PDT

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      •  I'm over there a lot (0+ / 0-)

        You should check it out, there's a beautiful park there.  

        Yeah, I'm not thrilled with the concert venue that takes up a portion, but it's more suited for the public than an airport.  It's a variety of artists and I know lots of people who've been there.

        Parking isn't a priority. One great thing about the Chicago Lakefront is there aren't acres of concrete parking lots except around Soldier Field and Montrose beach. It encourages other transportation. But parking is doable over there if necessary, you just have to be savvy.  I could let you know a couple tricks if you like.

        All this seems like something you would be in favor of, are you sure it's not just a reflexive "the government did it so it must be bad" reaction you're having?  

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