Alta Grand Central Makes a Grand Entrance in the South Loop
Apr02

Alta Grand Central Makes a Grand Entrance in the South Loop

There’s more than daffodils and tulips pushing out of the ground in the South Loop these days. There’s Alta Grand Central. Coincidentally, we received photographs of its construction progress from multiple people recently. Rendering of Alta Grand Central Alta Grand Central is a pair of 14-story residential towers at 207 West Harrison Street bring built for D2 and Wood Partners by Walsh Construction. It was designed by...

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Is This a Piece of Chicago’s Railroading History?

Next to a surface parking lot along Wells Street south of Polk is something unusual.  This CrappyCameraPhonetm shot doesn’t do it justice.  It’s a vertical steel I-beam sticking out of the ground.  To my eyes, it looks like it used to be part of a railroad structure.  Maybe an elevated rail line, but more likely some kind of signaling apparatus.  The amount of rust on it clearly shows that it’s old, but you can still...

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