Despite the stalled economy, plans are afoot to transform the former site of U.S. Steel into a thriving, eco-friendly neighborhood. My friend and former colleague Mick Dumke has a post up over at Clout City with great photos of the site. They include some shots of the mighty ore walls that once stored the raw materials for steel through the winter, when the lake froze and ships couldn't bring new supplies.
It's a great, if unintended, promo for the Great Chicago Places and Spaces tour of the area taking place on May 16. Advance registration is open now, and they reserve a few spots for day-of registration. If you're interested, click the link to sign up ASAP. They often sell out-so you might have to show up early to get lucky day-of.