May 25, 2021 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Patrick T. Reardon, The Loop The “L” Tracks that Shaped and Saved Chicago


Tuesday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

CCC, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, is excited to present a conversation with Patrick T. Reardon on his recently published book , The Loop: The “L” Tracks that Shaped and Saved Chicago.

The Loop is a biography of the transportation icon that looms over Chicago’s downtown — the most important structure ever built in the city.  Even more, it tells the history of Chicago from the inside, combining engineering, art, urban history, culture, biography, architecture, finance, politics and other fields in ways that develop new and surprising insights into what has made Chicago tick.

Chicagoan Patrick T. Reardon is an essayist, poet, literary critic and an expert on the city of Chicago. For over 40 years Reardon has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene.

The book can be purchased at Chicago History Museum’s gift, as well as local and online booksellers.

Chicago History Museum