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The 411 On Chicago's 606

The 411 On Chicago's 606

Chicago’s next great park – and an emphatic answer to NYC’s High Line – has a new name. The 606 has been a decade in the making, and was was named by Landor Associates as part of a comprehensive pro bono effort by the firm’s Chicago office. Like Millennium Park, The 606 builds on Chicago’s legacy of great parks, creating a nearly three-mile, multi-use recreational trail and park system along an elevated, unused rail line. The project’s elevated trail and ground-level neighborhood parks serve as both an urban oasis and a community connector. The new, overarching name represents the zip code prefix shared by Chicago residents citywide, underscoring the project’s role in connecting diverse Chicago neighborhoods, as well as evoking a connections to the site’s transportation history – a play on the tradition of using numbers to name rail lines, highways and other transportation corridors. The Landor team was made up largely of Chicago residents. LEARN MORE >


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