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Navy Pier is the top tourist attraction in the Midwest, welcoming more than 8.5 million visitors a year. ESD is making sure the popularity of Chicago’s iconic site continues.

Nearing its 100th anniversary, which will occur July 15, the pier is undertaking a massive renovation, as noted in the Chicago Tribune on May 1. ESD’s role is extensive. We have been involved with the interior renovation of the first and second floor public spaces, retail areas, and food-court spaces of the Family Pavilion and of the South Arcade. The food-court renovation expands the seating area and includes reconfigurations of the retail spaces to accommodate an expanded IMAX theater lobby. ESD is also working on The Yard, a stage in the Shakespeare Chicago Theater expected to be ready for the 2017-2018 season, among other areas of the pier.

ESD’s history with improving Navy Pier has lasted decades. We are proud to help this historic structure sail into the future.

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