What distinguishes The 606 from similar projects including New York’s High Line and Sydney’s Goods Line, is its integration with other community destinations. In addition to connecting four neighborhoods in the city, the trail will link six neighborhood parks at ground level.
The aim of the 606 is to provide Chicagoans with an alternative transportation corridor, a living work of art and new green space. It is designed for use by casual visitors, walkers, joggers and cyclists and will feature art installations and event spaces.
The 606 broke ground in August 2013. It will officially open on Saturday June 6 with a special day of celebrations, including ribbon cuttings, processions, an Illumination Hour at dusk and temporary art installations.