Grand Central Station at 201 West Harrison in Chicago, 1969.
Photo courtesy of Mike Tuggle, who writes, “Clearly the most architecturally significant of the six stations downtown. It obscure location and its closing before the preservation boom began in earnest made it an easy target. Plus its host railways–the C&O, B&O, and Soo–were not Chicago-based and had a small corporate footprint in a remote location at Wells and Harrison. The foundation outline is still easily visible in many locations. Bertrand Goldberg’s River City just south remains an oddity and bizarre structure. B&O successor railroad CSX kept a number of boxcars on the site and would shuffle once a year or so into the 1980s for ownership purposes. There is now a three-prong development plan for the site. Sadly, none of them include a dedicated high-speed rail station. That would be better located at 12th and Roosevelt Road.”