Chicago River dazzles again

Once seen as an unappealing, filthy and unsightly hazard, the river has been rejuvenated and is now lined with lush greenery, crowds and packed restaurants

The view from the LondonHouse Chicago hotel with boats sailing on the Chicago River (above). Revitalisation efforts in and around the river have turned it into a recreational hot spot.
The view from the LondonHouse Chicago hotel with boats sailing on the Chicago River (above). Revitalisation efforts in and around the river have turned it into a recreational hot spot.PHOTO: NYTIMES

CHICAGO • A new wave of optimism is rippling across the surface of the Chicago River.

Not too long ago, people would have thought you were crazy if you said you were going to sit by the river.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Chicago River dazzles again'. Subscribe