Status Update: Madison/Wabash CTA Station Work Continues
Sep28

Status Update: Madison/Wabash CTA Station Work Continues

The Madison/Wabash CTA L station closed for good March 16.  Its replacement down the street at Washington/Wabash, however, does not yet resemble an elevated rail depot. Crews long ago finished removing the old structure, built in 1896, leaving just two stations open along Wabash Street in The Loop; one at Randolph Street, and another at Adams Street. While the L trains simply have one fewer stop to make, auto traffic is what really...

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Madison/Wabash CTA Station Officially a Goner
Apr16

Madison/Wabash CTA Station Officially a Goner

Sure, for weeks there have been demolition crews crawling all over the 119-year-old elevated train station at 29 North Wabash Avenue busy turning it into a memory.  But the paperwork allowing the demolition of the oldest train station on Wabash Avenue only just came through a couple of days ago: WRECK AND REMOVE AN EXISTING MADISON ST. LOOP ELEVATED CTA STATION. Such is life in the big city. The Chicago Architecture Blog’s...

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