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Old Posted Sep 12, 2019, 12:58 PM
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Looks like work is starting on the Wells-Wentworth connector.
https://chi.streetsblog.org/2019/09/...wn-and-the-78/

Unfortunate it's starting out as a 4 lane road... really no reason for that.
I agree. Though this configuration makes it more easily possible to add dedicated bus lanes in the future...
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Looks like work is starting on the Wells-Wentworth connector.
https://chi.streetsblog.org/2019/09/...wn-and-the-78/

Unfortunate it's starting out as a 4 lane road... really no reason for that.
Seems that they heard... FWIW they amended the article:

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Correction 9/12/19: I previously misinterpreted a phrase in a press release sent by The 78 developer Related Midwest to mean that the Wells-Wentworth Connector to mean that the road would be a four-lane “stroad.” The Chicago Department of Transportation has confirmed that the roadway will instead be a more people-friendly street with two travel lanes, turn lanes at some intersections, and “anticipated parking lanes,” which is good news. Apologies for the mix-up; the article has been edited accordingly.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 2:03 AM
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Seems that they heard... FWIW they amended the article:
that's great to hear!
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It's hard to get a good idea of how far along they are, but tons of dirt being moved for sure. Sorta reminds me of an airfield being resurfaced
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Dig a trench for a future subway, you cowards!
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Dig a trench for a future subway, you cowards!
From where to where...?
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From where to where...?
Down Wells. Continue the Orange line underground, connecting to Lasalle St and then running down along Wells with stops at Riverline/River City, Roosevelt, a couple stops up in the 78, and then connecting back up with the Orange Line at 18th St. In the morning, they can run the Brown/Orange line from the Kimball to Midway.

Obviously, this is a fantasy, but if you are already digging holes, why not dig one there just for the sake of future development?
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^ Actually this was part of the 1968 transit plan. The Chinatown feeder ramp of the Dan Ryan would have been extended as a four-lane expressway up through The 78 site and points north to connect directly to Lower Wacker. That expressway would have had a rail line in the median connecting to the Loop or some underground version of it.

I'm glad that part never happened, or we probably would have had auto-oriented development on The 78 site long ago.
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Down Wells. Continue the Orange line underground, connecting to Lasalle St and then running down along Wells with stops at Riverline/River City, Roosevelt, a couple stops up in the 78, and then connecting back up with the Orange Line at 18th St. In the morning, they can run the Brown/Orange line from the Kimball to Midway.

Obviously, this is a fantasy, but if you are already digging holes, why not dig one there just for the sake of future development?
I like where your head's at kid!
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Wow... Solar's gonna have a great view for when the 78 is going up!
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Wow, you managed two RI trains and a train on the SCAL. Impressive. Maybe next time you can get an Orange Line and a Red Line train in there too!
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Isn't that a north bound red line train with the lights on?

Just need to find an orange line train.

All these mega projects. I wish more building would be going on with all of them..
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Animation of the 78 inside my 3D model of Chicago based on current massing.


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Isn't that a north bound red line train with the lights on?

Just need to find an orange line train.

All these mega projects. I wish more building would be going on with all of them..
It is! Good catch, I missed it.
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Great little update vid with the low-fi beats there, rgarri4!
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