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Navy Pier

Navy Pier


600 East Grand Avenue


Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Property manager

Navy Pier, Inc.

Year Constructed



Charles Sumner Frost

Sq. Footage


Building Description

One of Chicago's most important historical landmarks, Navy Pier is the sole fruition of Daniel Burnham's vision for five piers to be built as part of the 1909 Plan for Chicago. Designed to be the 'people's pier,' it was originally called Municipal Pier #2 before being renamed Navy Pier to honor WWI Navy personnel in 1927. After being used as a shipping, storage and recreational facility, military training site, concert and festival venue and campus for the University of Illinois, the Pier was renovated in 1995 to serve as a mixed-use entertainment, meeting and convention facility.

Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge

May 2014