The former Miegs Field would have been a nice place to land. Right down the block. Too bad it was bulldozed
That's our beloved former Mayor Daley... I know someone whose airplane was stranded on the field along with several others because the runway was bulldozed while he was parked overnight... It took a week for the FAA to give them special permission to take off using Taxiway A.
Ironically, Daley's reason for bulldozing the airport was to "ensure the safety of the buildings downtown." Yet, prior to the airport being bulldozed anyone flying along the skyline needed to be in contact with Meigs Tower. With the airport gone, the Class D is gone, and now we can fly right by the buildings without talking to a soul.