Millennium Park celebrating 10th anniversary

Millennium Park celebrating 10th anniversary

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago's Millennium Park is getting ready to celebrate a very special anniversary.

When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, the 24.5 acres transformed a Chicago eyesore into a cutting-edge area for architecture,art and music.

Ten years ago, the property was the home of railroad tracks and surface parking lots. The railroad tracks are still under the park about 30 feet down. Now, the park is the city's second largest tourist attraction.

This summer, the city is celebrating the Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration with dozens of free events.

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"We have a lot of great stuff going on this summer. Chicagoans are in for a great summer of free programming, including symphony music, Indy rock, jazz, and dance. It's incredible. This is a great summer for attending free events," the director of Millennium Park events said.

He went on to say it means a lot to see families still enjoying everything the park has to offer today.

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