Should We Reverse the Chicago River Again?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive

Chicago, 

IL 

60614

Presenter

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
773-755-5100

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

In the late 1800s, Chicago turned heads by reversing the flow of the Chicago River, an impressive engineering feat that would forever change the city and surrounding landscape. In their new book, Lost Panoramas, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams present an amazing collection of images that document Chicago's amazing accomplishment and its toll on the environment. The Lost Panoramas exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum features some of the rare photographs and maps included in the newly published book. This panel discussion will explore the question of reversing the Chicago River again. The panel will be hosted by Geoff Johnson and will feature Jeanne Gang, Chicago architect and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient.