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ethereal, that last one was taken from the driveway at the concourse of Union Station, looking east across the south branch of the river.. The concourse, which actually sat above the tracks unlike the Great Hall 1 block west, was torn down in 1969 to be replaced with two modernist office boxes.
__________________ The joy and stimulus in architecture is the discovery of fresh combinations of old ingredients appropriate to present problems. I’d rather be right than contemporary. - Harry Weese
Here is a pic of the lamented concourse (destroyed 1969) with the
Great Hall of Union Station directly behind.
I didn't realize cars could park along that north/south driveway on the west side of the Chicago River (directly in front of the concourse ).
I can vaguely pick out the classical lighting fixture(s) that appear in the slide....AND in the concourse photograph.
You're really good at this. I'm impressed.
Last edited by ethereal_reality; May 20, 2008 at 3:18 AM.
I didn't know that about Union Station, the concourse.
When I took a train out of there in Feb, I thought it was kind of strange when I realized I was walking east out of the station footprint, under the street and into the basement of a building across the street.
Makes more sense now.
All we ever see of stars are their old photographs