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Old Posted Apr 26, 2016, 8:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Suburban Shadow View Post
Is Navy Pier still a pier built from wood piles like it was originally?
Or has it been filled over the century since it first opened?

I am curious due to the weight of the new ferris wheel and now this hotel project.
Some Portions are still on wood piles. Others have been rebuilt with drilled caissons. Remember that originally it was a municipal pier that had to accomodate trucks and rail cars off loading ships, so its got some decent inherent capacity in certian spots.

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