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4/6/17

New Measure Makes Millennium Park Number 1 Midwest Attraction

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Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Millennium Park has been Chicago’s glorious and quirky town square, almost since the moment it opened in 2004 after construction delays and cost overruns more than tripled the original pricetag — to $475 million.

Now, City Hall has the statistics to prove it: nearly 12.9 million visitors in the last six months of 2016 alone.

That makes the 23-acre expansion of Grant Park, built over a railroad right-of-way, the top tourist attraction in the Midwest and among the Top 10 in the country. It’s right up there with New York’s Central Park and the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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