Talk about an amazing transformation. This is a picture of Kinzie Park, taken in August of this year. Bikini-clad women stretch in the sun on undulating hills of grass.
I have a picture of this exact place taken almost exactly two years earlier. It shows a flat, vacant lot where weeks battle tires for attention on a parched concrete griddle.
The developers of the awkwardly-named K Station project deserve a big round of applause for bringing this little oasis of green to what was an ugly scar on the cityscape not too long ago.