A goose island water tank, back by an American Flag and a tower crane in Wicker Park.
Your Flag, Tank, and Crane shot for Friday, September 08 features:
The water tank at Carbit Paint, 927 West Blackhawk Street
The American Flag atop 1200 North Ashland Avenue
The tower crane working on the Wicker Park Connection, 1640 West Division Street
A better view of the Carbit Paint water tank.
A better view of the Wicker Park Connection tower crane, and the flag atop 1200 North Ashland.
Very little remains of the water tank at 809 North Racine Avenue.
It held on as long as it could. So long, in fact, that I had forgotten to be vigilant. But a Sunday stroll along Grand Avenue, a peek to the north, and it was gone. The Chicago Water Tank at 809 North Racine Avenue has been demolished, reduced to little more than a kiddie pool.
Since I’d stopped paying close attention, I don’t know when it happened, but I can only assume it was last week. And there’s still some work to be done on it.
Slated for demolition back on August 30 of 2016, this tank had staying power.
We can no longer be amused by you.
The tank sits on top of Handelsman Lofts, on the right. But the building on the left, 811-813 N Racine, is a gorgeous building.
If there’s one thing I like, it’s rooftop water tanks. And baseball. And a good MLT, mutton lettuce and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean. But water tanks. Those are cool.
All the way back in of August of 2016, a permit was issued by the city allowing for the removal of the water tank atop 809 North Racine Avenue in the Goose Island (I think?) neighborhood. Now, I don’t know what this particular water tank is ding right, but here we are almost seven months later, and that Chicago water tank still stands proud.
I think that deserves a blog post. Here is that tank’s blog post.
Is that a worm? It hasn’t turned.
You AMUSE me by hanging around this long.
Back in the River Point/150 N Riverside construction days.
Standing tall and proud in the distance.
The doomed tank atop 1500 North Halsted Street in Goose Island.
Wednesday, a demolition permit was filed by the City of Chicago, spelling doom for yet anther Chicago Water Tank, this one at 1500 North Halsted Street in the Goose Island neighborhood.
You’ve noticed this tank every time you’ve passed through the S-curves over North Avenue on the Brown and Purple Line trains, between the Sedgwick and Armitage stops. And if you’re living in or visiting the New City development, you’re right next door to it. But not for much longer.
Milburn LLC of Hillside, Illinois will do the dirty work of demolishing the tank.
The Demolition Permit
Does this AMUSE you? Not me. The Chicago Water Tank at 809 North Racine is coming down.
You know the water tank at 809 North Racine Street. You’ve passed by it a zillion times. And it always has the power to AMUSE you. This one sits right alongside the Kennedy Expressway at Chicago Avenue.
Well, take your last looks quickly. Tuesday, the City of Chicago filed a permit to bring the tank down. And it doesn’t even get the dignity of a Demolition Permit. No, this tank goes out via “Easy Permit Process.” Harsh. But at least we had some warning, unlike the recently-removed tank at 1882 South Normal.
The “demo” permit. Easy Process, my eye.
The aforementioned Chicago Water Tank at 1882 South Normal. If you know of a permit to remove this one, I’ve not seen it.