Preservation Chicago was honored to host an international delegation of leading urban planners from Beijing. The spirited conversation with real-time transition covered a wide range of historic preservation related topics. The full day of activities included an overview lecture of the 2018 Chicago 7 Most Endangered, a walking tour of Ravenswood including a focus on the role of transit in supporting commercial, industrial and residential uses, a walking tour of the Uptown Square Historic District with a special interior tour of the extraordinary Uptown Broadway Building, and a driving tour of that included Chicago 7 highlights such as Thompson Center, Union Station and Jackson Park. All involved were fascinated to explore the many similarities and many differences between preservation and planning efforts in both Chicago and Beijing.
Preservation Chicago applauds “Choose Chicago”, Chicago’s tourism agency, for their efforts and success in championing Chicago’s important role locally, nationally, and internationally. We are thrilled to be able to do our part to showcase our magnificent city to an international audience!