Join us for a journey along our most famous front yard. Chicago's lakefront is unique in the world. It's a seventeen-mile-long people's paradise that belongs to all of us.
WTTW's popular on-air host, producer and Chicago Architecture Foundation docent Geoffrey Baer explores Chicago's Lakefront. Chicago's Lakefront originally premiered just a month before the start of the 100th anniversary year of Daniel Burnham's great Plan of Chicago, which transformed the lakefront into an unbroken ribbon of public parks.
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Generous support for Chicago's Lakefront is provided by Harris Bank.
Generous support is also provided by the Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; the Walter E. Heller Foundation, in Memory of Alyce DeCosta; and the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation with additional support from Richard and Mary L. Gray; Robert J. and Roberta L. Washlow; Ken Norgan; Richard Lenon; Peter Kelliher, Jr. and Diane Kelliher; Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul; Adele and Marvin Goldsmith; Marshall M. and Doris B. Holleb; Jerome and Marion Stone; and L2O restaurant and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.