A large hole in the ground where 1400 West Washington used to sit.
Hasn’t always been that way, of course. What used to be the “Plumbing Industry Center” (among other uses) building at 1400 West Washington Boulevard in the West Loop was a nice looking structure. But someone wanted it gone, so down it came. No word on what, if anything, will take its place. Maybe they just needed more room for the Randolph Street Market next door.
Don’t judge it by this gloomy day; it was a handsome structure.
There were excellent columns out front.
And this fantastic piece, front and center, at the top of the building. I hope this was saved.
Heneghan Wrecking, working from the back of the building toward Washington Blvd.
It always feels like such an invasion of privacy to see a building laid open like this.
A brief look inside.
“PUBLIC” no more.
The death certificate, if you will.