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OrdoSeclorum Sep 12, 2019 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 8684086)
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...

rivernorthlurker Sep 12, 2019 9:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 8684086)
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:

Quote:

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.

SIGSEGV Sep 13, 2019 2:03 AM

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Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 8685530)
Seems that they heard... FWIW they amended the article:

that's great to hear!

BonoboZill4 Sep 13, 2019 11:26 PM

https://i.imgur.com/e0Q8wSb.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/kPkVwt7.jpg?1

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

BuildThemTaller Sep 13, 2019 11:44 PM

Dig a trench for a future subway, you cowards!

BVictor1 Sep 16, 2019 6:21 AM

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Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 8686661)
Dig a trench for a future subway, you cowards!

From where to where...?

BuildThemTaller Sep 16, 2019 1:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 8688271)
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?

ardecila Sep 16, 2019 6:27 PM

^ 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.

AMWChicago Sep 16, 2019 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 8688348)
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!

SolarWind Sep 29, 2019 9:06 AM

September 19, 2019


BonoboZill4 Sep 29, 2019 4:07 PM

Wow... Solar's gonna have a great view for when the 78 is going up!

SIGSEGV Sep 30, 2019 3:04 AM

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!

Suburban Shadow Sep 30, 2019 1:14 PM

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..

rgarri4 Sep 30, 2019 1:26 PM

Animation of the 78 inside my 3D model of Chicago based on current massing.


Video Link

SIGSEGV Sep 30, 2019 2:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Suburban Shadow (Post 8702246)
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.

BonoboZill4 Sep 30, 2019 3:59 PM

Great little update vid with the low-fi beats there, rgarri4!

gebs Dec 12, 2019 5:23 PM

https://i.imgur.com/rFGUtsz.png

The 78 is stepping up their rendering and social media game.

Baronvonellis Dec 12, 2019 5:44 PM

Sidescraper??

gebs Dec 12, 2019 5:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Baronvonellis (Post 8774010)
Sidescraper??

See also: a very long, squat building.

Chisouthside Dec 12, 2019 6:01 PM

Looks like some of the new offices Apple has built in the Southbay.


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