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Wacker Drive, 2004

 

 

 

Wacker Drive, 2004

The view is southwest from the Michigan Avenue Bridge. The construction of Wacker Drive in the 1920s removed the South Water Street market area and created a handsome upper-level riverfront boulevard, a lower-level roadway for commercial and through traffic, and a recreational walkway at water level.