Documenting the Bloomingdale Trail Transformation
For nearly a century the Bloomingdale freight line has rolled across and above the City’s Northwest side. Today the tracks are aligned to transform the Bloomingdale into an elevated, mixed-use, linear park and trail running through the heart of Chicago, connecting neighborhoods, the river, and Chicago’s great park system. Since 2003, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail have been advocating for this conversion of the rail line into Chicago’s next great park. Many community groups and public agencies have participated in a community charrette that led to the development a framework plan for this major endeavor.
CNT is pleased to be hosting, Reframing Ruin: A Prelude to the Bloomingdale Trail, a photography exhibition presented by Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and The Trust for Public Land. The exhibit showcases the community’s documentation of the future trail, its relationship to the diverse neighborhoods it cuts through, and how we currently interact with this stretch of land through photography.
The exhibit will be housed at CNT Energy location, 1741 N. Western Ave. The exhibit will run until August 22, by appointment only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit. We are no longer taking RSVPs: the opening reception is completely sold out.
Learn more about the Bloomingdale Trail and its development here.>>
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Check out this preview video of the exhibit here.>>