Home Architecture Digging Wells in The 78

Digging Wells in The 78





Earlier this 12 months, a lot ado was made concerning the extension of Wells Avenue southward by way of the province that can in the future grow to be the bustling mixed-use neighborhoodlet referred to as The 78.  Development crews have continued to assemble, confounding COVID, and a pleasant, clean concrete avenue now exists the place beforehand there was solely a cracked and damaged slab of historical past.  However the Wells-Wentworth Connector doesn’t but join Wells and Wentworth.  

November 2020 photo of the Wells-Wentworth Connector under construction (Courtesy of YoChicago!)
November 2020 photograph of the Wells-Wentworth Connector underneath development (Courtesy of YoChicago!)

As you possibly can see on this {photograph} taken from the roof of 727 West Madison by YoChicago!, arduous hats are engaged on a pesky bridge that’s in the way in which.

The bridge in query helps decrease the Canadian Nationwide freight practice tracks from the Saint Charles Air Line bridge over the Chicago River a bit nearer to floor degree.  

When the connector is full, Nicely Avenue will diverge into northbound and southbound sides right here and move round a central bridge abutment, then maneuver eastward to line up with Wentworth.

November 2020 photo of the Wells-Wentworth Connector under construction (Courtesy of YoChicago!)
November 2020 photograph of the Wells-Wentworth Connector underneath development (Courtesy of YoChicago!)

Simply to the north of this bridge, you possibly can nonetheless see the scars from the  tracks that used to convey trains into Chicago from the west and switch them north within the path of Grand Central Station.  The station is gone. The tracks are gone.  All that is still is the embankments and a non-functioning bridge.

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