15 fantastical fixes for Navy Pier

A new board and a revealing study inspire us to dream up new attractions.

Illustration: Peter Bollinger

15 ways to fix Navy Pier

A pie-in-sky makeover that locals and tourist will love.

Meet the Navy Pier board

What can the new nonprofit’s team tell us about the attraction’s future?

Pier review

How the historic pier morphed into a crowded, overpriced mess.

Keep or kill attractions at Navy Pier

Our picks for which Navy Pier features should stay, and which should go.

Six quick fixes for Navy Pier

These practical changes could be made now.

Pier survival secrets

The lakefront attraction won’t be revamped for years, but these little pick-me-ups will ensure a pleasant visit in the meantime.

Waterfront attractions we envy

We’d love to bring these amusements to Navy Pier.

Don’t change the pier

Longtime Navy Pier employee Justin Kaufmann says the pier’s positively perfect as is.