Will The Circle Leave Us Broken?
Aug21

Will The Circle Leave Us Broken?

Chicago’s famous Circle Interchange, or the Jane Byrne Interchange, as it was recently dubbed, is about to give drivers major fits. Granted, they’ll be weekend fits, but there will be chaos just the same. As part of the flyover structure work, ramps and lanes will be shut down to provide crews with a safe work envoronment for placement of curved steel beams that will connect I-90/94 (The Dan Ryan Expressway) to I-290 (the...

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Glassy Tower Steps Up To Chicago’s Near West Side
Mar19

Glassy Tower Steps Up To Chicago’s Near West Side

The City of Chicago has been busy the last few years approving skyscraper projects along the I-90/94 corridor downtown as part of its plan to line the highway with buildings so people don’t notice the noise and traffic so much. ┬áBut what about the other highways slicing through our fair city like Dexter through a South Beach lowlife? Interstate 290, the Eisenhower Expressway, may be next on the list to get a highway-hugging...

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Quickie: Landscaping the Eisenhower/Blue Line?

Just a quick note — We hear that there is some preliminary work being done to investigate the possibility of landscaping the Blue Line in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). We don’t know if this will mean simply adding plants in the gravel and dirt areas that the trains aren’t using, or if it means adding some kind of deck over the rail line with a park. When we know more, you’ll know...

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