WBEZ | Wacker Dr. http://www.wbez.org/tags/wacker-dr Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Wacker Drive: History revealed http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/wacker-drive-history-revealed-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//wacker drive.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Phase one of the multi-year project to repair Chicago&rsquo;s Wacker Drive is finished. It's part of the <a href="http://www.wackerdrive.org/projects.cfm" target="_blank">Revive Wacker Drive project</a>. But new construction underway this week is still giving plenty of drivers headaches. Last spring, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; host Alison Cuddy took a tour of the famous thoroughfare with <a href="http://www.prairie.org/bios/studs/tim-samuelson" target="_blank">Tim Samuelson</a>, the man officially known as Chicago&rsquo;s Cultural Historian.</p><p>&quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; wanted to learn more about Wacker Drive before it went under the jackhammer. Samuelson said the design of the two-tier drive was unprecedented in its time.</p></p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/wacker-drive-history-revealed-0