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Mariano Plaza, Chicago

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#42 of 44 in Parks in Chicago
Mariano Park (also known as Mariano Plaza) is a small public park in Chicago at the intersection of Rush Street and State Street in Gold Coast. It has an official address of 1031 North State Street. The land was initially acquired by the city in 1848 but was not transferred to the Chicago Park District until 1959.

Mariano Park was renamed for Louis Mariano, a reporter and editor for the Chicago Daily News, in 1970. It has a structure designed by Birch Burdette Long, who was a Frank Lloyd Wright protege.

The area is colloquially known as "Viagra Triangle" for the many older gentlemen taking young ladies on dates at bars and restaurants.
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  • Opposite the Thomson hotel where we was staying. Very pleasant and a great alternative to all the upmarket restaurants that surround this plaza. Has a nice little coffee stall.  more »
  • This charming triangular space provides a lovely place to chill out near State and Rush streets on the Gold Coast. A few blocks from my hotel, the plaza initially caught my eye because of its many...  more »
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  • Nice little park that use to be called triangle park across from New Berry Plaza. Coffee ice cream and LTE snacks are available. Chairs, benches and tables to use.
  • Known as “Chicago’s Viagra Triangle” lol...

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