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#1 CNJRoss

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:04 PM

RedEye Chicago, 1/9:

 

$75 million contract awarded for new Loop 'L' station

 

The city this week moved one step closer to beginning construction on the new Washington/Wabash station in the Loop.

 

Work is expected to start in the spring on the new stop, which will combine the existing Randolph/Wabash and Madison/Wabash stops in the Loop, said Pete Scales, spokesman for the city Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the project.

 

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 03:37 PM

CBS Chicago,  3/15/15:


Sunday The Final Day For Madison/Wabash ‘L’ Station

 

Time is running out for the Madison/Wabash Loop ‘L’ stop.

 

Sunday is the final full day of operations for the station, one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 06:06 AM

Chicago Tribune, 6/22:
 

A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse

 

The 119-year-old Loop "L" station house at Madison Street and Wabash Avenue, a Chicago icon to some but a dilapidated eyesore to others, will begin to be taken down this week.

 

It will be an extra-careful demolition process that is expected to continue until mid-July, city transportation officials said. Instead of calling in traditional wrecking crews, special attention will be paid to the work — not only because five CTA train lines travel past the station that was closed in March and vehicles and pedestrians pass underneath, but also because part of the station house will be salvaged and preserved under a breakthrough agreement.

 

The operation will rescue a section of the station house's Palladian design facade, which features Baroque-style window surrounds as well as handrails, pressed tin ceiling and wall tiles, a pre-turnstile ticket booth, wooden platform planks and other decor from rapid transit's bygone era, officials said.

 

 

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Related infographic:  Preserving a piece of Chicago "L" history



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:32 AM

WBBM (CBS) Chicago 7/16:

 

 
Preservationists Hoping To Get Façade Of Old Loop Station House Into A Museum
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A forklift hauls a section of the façade from the Madison/Wabash ‘L’ station into ReBuilding Exchange, where it will be on display while preservationists try to find it a new home. (Credit: CBS)

 

CHICAGO (CBS) — The decorative façade of the shuttered Wabash/Madison ‘L’ station, which first opened in 1896, has come down, and preservationists have begun looking for a new home for the structure.

 

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Meantime, the façade of the old Madison/Wabash station has been hauled to ReBuilding Exchange, a nonprofit reuse warehouse at 1740 W. Webster Av., where a truck offloaded sections of the old station house on Thursday.

 

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 04:58 PM

dnainfo, Chicago, IL 7/17:
 

Wabash Avenue Below New Downtown CTA Station To Close Thursday

 

THE LOOP — Wabash Avenue will close to traffic between Madison and Monroe streets Thursday as work continues on the new Washington-Wabash CTA station, Chicago Department of Transportation officials said.

 

The closure will go into effect at 6:30 a.m. Thursday and remain for about 10 weeks, officials said.

 

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#6 CNJRoss

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 05:20 PM

WLS-TV Chicago, 7/18:
 

Wabash closure between Madison, Monroe delayed until Thursday

 

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wabash Avenue between Madison and Monroe streets will close for ten weeks starting Thursday morning.

The Chicago Department of Transportation said the shutdown is necessary for work to continue on a new CTA train station above Wabash.

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:44 PM

dnainfo Chicago, 7/31/17:
 

Wabash Reopens In The Loop; New 'L' Stop To Open By Labor Day

 

 

DOWNTOWN — The Loop's new "L" stop is inching closer to opening on Jewelers Row.

 

Extensive scaffolding that had become a familiar sight on Wabash Avenue during the yearslong construction of the new Washington-Wabash CTA station has come down, transportation officials said Monday morning.

 

Wabash has reopened with unobstructed sidewalks between Monroe and Washington streets, said Susan Hofer, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Transportation. "Finishing touches" are being put on the new station, which is expected to open by Labor Day.

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:48 PM

WBBM News Chicago, 7/31/17:
 

Wabash Avenue Reopens After CTA Station Construction

 

 

CHICAGO (CBS) — New light brings hope to jewelers in the loop.

 

Hundreds of owners on Jewelers Row have suffered through more than two years of construction, at the CTA L stop at Wabash, between Monroe and Washington.

 

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the main road that got people to these businesses finally opened.

 

For more than two years, Koorosh Daneshgar has had a front row view of the construction along Wabash, between Washington and Madison.

 

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