Millennium Park Panel & Walking Tour – From Concept to Icon

June 29, 2017
3:00 PM CDT to 5:00 PM CDT
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Millennium Park, Choir Room behind the stage



Photo: City of Chicago, Lurie Garden

Millennium Park Panel & Walking Tour – From Concept to Icon

Brought to you in partnership between APA CMS and Illinois ASLA, this engaging event will offer insight into the creation of Millennium Park, a Chicago gem enjoyed by tens of millions of visitors each year.

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From Millennium Park’s inception, the idea to turn the unsightly railyards into a park and tourist destination, to the construction of the “Bean” to the park we all know and love today.  Hear from those who made it happen, including stories you’ve never heard from the perspective of four individuals Ed Uhlir, Terry Guen, Christy Webber and Benet Haller. The event will consist of three parts, the first, a panel presentation and discussion with Ed, Terry, and Benet about the park, and its design, construction, and impact on the city of Chicago. Followed by a walking-tour through the park lead by our panelists. Immediately after a social will be held at (details provided below) to meet your local APA and ASLA members. 


Networking Event

Join us for a sponsored networking at the Park Grill Plaza immediately following the event! Can't make the tour, but still want to connect? All are welcome to attend the networking event, just select the "Reception Only" ticket ($10 includes 2 drink tickets and light appetizers).

Generously Sponsored by



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