Transformation of CTA Wilson Station Transports Uptown
Sep17

Transformation of CTA Wilson Station Transports Uptown

The CTA Wilson Station has long been a poster child for dirty, smelly, nasty train stops. So in 2014, the Chicago Transit Authority embarked on a $203-million overhaul of the facility, as well as the parallel tracks that carry the Purple Line trains through the Uptown corridor. At present, the Wilson station is not accessible to persons with disabilities. That will change when the new stationhouse adds two elevators for vertical...

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Slice of Life: Where Eagles Stack
Aug14

Slice of Life: Where Eagles Stack

Three of many eagles stacked atop one another which adorn the doorways of the Ettleson Building (3837 North Broadway) in Lake View East. 23 stacked eagles currently mark the southern and eastern edges of this building’s facade, with a number of much larger birds, wings spread, holding up the cornice.  It appears that over the years a number of vertical ranks of eagles have been lost from the Harry Waterman-designed building.  It...

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