In November they started ripping up Grant Park, removing trees (877, to be exact) and bulldozing to make way for Maggie Daley Park. It looks so sad now. When we look across the street from our office all we see is a construction fence. I have mixed feelings. I never really knew this part of Grant Park, this northern tip, until our office moved over here in the spring. Over the summertime, I grew to quite like it. It wasn’t as intricately manicured as the neighboring Millennium Park and it seems more natural. A great contrast to Millennium Park.. but now we’re getting Millennium Park Part II, I think. And the saddest part, maybe, is that the park isn’t slated to open until 2015, so it’s 2 more years of construction. Sigh. Then again, maybe the new park will knock my socks off and be totally worth it. We’ll see!