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Chicago Skyway Canopies Restored to Original Streamlined Look, with Modern Updates

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Source: Chicago Tribune

For years, the Chicago Skyway’s tollbooth canopies served as gateways to Chicago and northwest Indiana.

They also happened to be eyesores.

No more.

Sixty years after the canopies were built, the private company that runs the Skyway on Thursday celebrated the restoration of the canopies to their original streamlined appearance, plus the addition of modern features like easy-to-read digital signage...

The Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, best known for its Willis and Trump towers as well as the former John Hancock Center, designed the $7 million, privately financed restoration and modernization project.

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