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BLOCK 37 - CHICAGO'S "EMPTY" SPACE
NEG # 7-5-90
AS IT WAS
BLOCK 37 - VIEWS OF CHICAGO
CHICAGO'S "EMPTY" SPACE
by Thomas Yanul - images & text copyright
Chicago's nearly empty square-block space, located in the heart of the city's loop is both loved and hated, depending on which side of the fence your on.  Developers, politicians in general, and tax collectors tend to favor filling the void. Preservationists (who already mourn the architectural losses), many lunchtime wanderers, tourists, and others may favor leaving the square block bounded by State, Randolph, Washington and Dearborn streets empty, affectionately or deridingly known as Block 37.

The purpose of this site is not to enter the fray but simply exhibit a few panoramic views of the site that I was able to grab prior to the demolition.  The views were made with my home-built "Delineator" pan camera; the negatives of which are 10x20 and 12x20 inches. These views can be used for commercial purposes [ex. publishing, display, including 1st generation enlargements etc]
with proper written permission and in appropriate cases, fees paid.

The site contains small  images. A press on some photos will bring up a much larger image ( link outline)
though still not high quality  (for obvious pirate reasons).

If you have any questions or comments please contact the author/photographer Thomas Yanul by email.
All images copyright Thomas G. Yanul     tyanul@aol.com
BELOW - FIVE VIEWS OF BLOCK 37 BEFORE DEMOLITION
ON LEFT - VIEW FROM RANDOLPH & STATE LOOKING SOUTHWEST.

ON RIGHT- VIEW FROM STATE & WASHINGTON LOOKING NORTHWEST
NEG# 9-17-89
NEG# 9 16-89
VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM RANDOLPH & DEARBORN
NEG# 7-14-87B
VIEW FROM WASHINGTON WEST OF DEARBORN
LOOKING NORTHEAST.
[SECTION OF 140 DEGREE VIEW] NEG # 9-15-89B
ABOVE, FULL VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
LEFT- SECTION OF R-1/3 OF VIEW
INCLUDES SPECIAL"BEFORE" VIEWS
 ON POLK ST. STATION,
CENTRAL STATION DEVELOPMENT SITE &
HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY SITE

 

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