standing on the 16th Street bridge on the St Charles Air Line in Chicago. Facing west, we can see the Air Line headed for Union Avenue, the next
interlocker on the line. Amtrak trains would make their reverse
movement here to get to Union Station. To the right, you can see the
switch leading to the original B&O passenger mains and can barely
make out the CPL signal governing movement onto the Air Line. Just out
of sight is a matching bridge that was used to get to the B&O’s
Grand Central Station and yard that still saw some service back in 1980. Behind us is 16th St tower, or Clark Street as we used to call it.”
Next week a man convicted in one of Guevara’s most dubious cases will be in court for what could be his last chance at freedom. Will prosecutors continue fighting to keep Roberto Almodovar behind bars?
Caption: “Two South Shore MU’s, the ‘modernized’ 108 and a partner still in the original configuration,
handle a mid-day train. They’re southbound at the 130th Street curve,
where they will turn east for Michigan City.”
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago created its “Brick by Brick” exhibit to make the ideas behind large and complex structures more accessible. With models built entirely from LEGOs, the show emphasizes the aspects of play at work in architecture. The museum asked design firms and schools to use the beloved plastic blocks to imagine new models for sustainable building. Our contribution, titled “More with Less,” represents an abstract structural network of bricks that can be scaled to an array of building typologies. Shown here are some of the study models created during the design process for the final exhibition, on view at the museum until September.
Remember These at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry? by Marty Bernard Via Flickr: Two scans from slides in Roger Puta’s Reject Box.
CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr 9900 on July 7, 1962. This is America’s first diesel-powered streamliner. Next to it is the German U505 submarine.
The Zephyr has been renovated has a display area in the parking garage. I went to Google Earth and Google Street View but can see neither the Greman U-Boat nor the Santa Fe Steam Engine.