Chicago Architecture Center — "Biking Chicago: Northwest Side"

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park

"From a bicycle, neighborhood boundaries dissolve almost completely in favor of broader geography and an impressionistic experience of the city.

For me, the best rides include a mix of green spaces, tranquil detours and architectural intrigue. One favorite 13-mile route heads northward, from my home near California and Armitage in Logan Square, toward the North Shore Channel Trail and the city limit, before looping back via side streets. . . .

Clark Park I would categorize as 'hidden in plain sight,' tucked behind the adjacent campuses of DeVry University and Lane Tech College Prep. Studio Gang’s award-winning WMS Boathouse at Clark Park appears like a village of Shingle Style houses imported from Cape Cod, compressed into larger structures generating jigsaw rooflines."

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