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Old Posted Dec 9, 2019, 4:30 AM
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2019, 4:31 AM
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This looks like it is actually 345 Morgan. 375 is north of the tracks, and at this point might be dead.
Duhhhh - tyvm
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2019, 5:13 AM
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Chicago common is so gorgeous

Is 1001 W Fulton using real Chicago common brick? I assumed that the solid vertical crack in the middle of the brick indicated these are pre-fab panels. But maybe they are panels of reclaimed Chicago brick? I thought there are imitations out there too.
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Is 1001 W Fulton using real Chicago common brick? I assumed that the solid vertical crack in the middle of the brick indicated these are pre-fab panels. But maybe they are panels of reclaimed Chicago brick? I thought there are imitations out there too.
It's common brick of some kind - it seems a little dark for Chicago common, but that could just be a film left over from the dark mortar that will come off when they clean it.

It appears to be real brick. The "vertical cracks" are control joints to account for movement in the steel frame of the facade. You have to do that when you use brick as a veneer like this. Old school Chicago common brick walls are usually mass walls, so they don't need control joints.

However - it appears they are using more control joints than they actually need, so this would be a design choice to give the facade a more "tectonic" appearance and clearly indicate that it's not really a vintage building.
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