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home. Jackson Park/JPAC home.
with 57th and 59th underpasses and
57th boardwalk at grand opening,
63rd underpass at time of grand opening
Lake Shore Drive:
Summer, 2002--Building the lake side retaining wall for the 57th underpass and
the rise up to grade. In the process, a part of the beach was
lost, at least temporarily, and a new revetment was built. this is partly concrete
and steel, partly limestone and will have a grassy swale behind it. It looked
(and still looks) unsightly right up to the new beach house and inconveniences
strollers, runners, and bikers. The overpass is now gone. The beach and exposed
Lake retaining wall area were still under construction at the time of the grand
opening in May 2004, part awaits decisions on Promontory Point.
Photos by Gary