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Old Posted Jan 19, 2022, 4:11 AM
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It would be great if they could move part or all of that huge eyesore ComEd substation into the power house somehow, thus solving two problems with one stone. Although that's almost certainly impossible, given the size of that infrastructure vs the size of the building, and the cost of moving it.

As accessibility is a problem, and there is no good way to reuse the building since its basically a big shell with no floorplates and a huge boiler in it, maybe the city can just light it up at night and have it be an attractive piece of architecture along the river? As there's no ROI on doing something like that, I would guess that option would be a moonshot as well.

Welp, data center it is
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