"Unknown Loop Streets #13"... "West Quincy St"...

Yeah, Yeah, I know this isn't the most unknown of Loop Streets, especially to "L" riders, but it still fits within my definition of "Loop streets" which are not part of the primary grid.

Here is a shot down Quincy from Franklin towards the Quincy "L" Station.

Looking east towards the Quincy "L" Station from LaSalle. The Sears Tower is in the background. This area was open to traffic when I moved here in 1999, but since 911, it has been barricaded off from the public.

The NW corner of Quincy and LaSalle.

Across the street, at the Rookery Building, the architects Burnham and Root (1885-88) incorporated the street name into the design of the building. Perhaps the most eloquent street sign in the city.

Looking further east from LaSalle, we can see where Quincy runs into Clark Street at the Federal Center. Note the reflection of the Sears Tower in the Mies design Dirksen Federal Building.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fenced off segment is for the Federal Reserve Bank.

5/23/2006 2:34 PM  

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