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Trump Chicago Opens Its Outdoor River Walk

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April 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM | by | ()

Travelers now have another way of avoiding traffic and hoofing it along the Chicago River. The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago recently opened its outdoor river walk, the last phase of construction for the sixth-tallest building in the world.

The river walk is essentially a riverfront park area that totals 1.2 acres, and it's opening right in time for spring. It'll likely become a hangout, since the park-like atmosphere and views will encourage people to linger. Accessible from the Wrigley Building breezeway and Wabash Avenue, the river walk allows pedestrians to walk along the Chicago River and offers great views of the water, Michigan Avenue and the city skyline.

Once the hotel fills its retail space with restaurants, clothing shops, beauty stores and more, they also will be accessible from the river walk. It'll provide easy access for a shopping fix.

The city scenery isn't the only sight to behold. The river walk path is made of black granite from the Far East and imported Jerusalem gold limestone that was chiseled by hand to create a one-of-a-kind pattern. The walkway also has a water lily pond that's supposed to offer a place of calm in the busy urban center. There's also native trees, prairie grass and more dotting the area.

[Photo: Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago]

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