750 Feet Of Copper Wire Stolen From U Of C Construction Site

CHICAGO (CBS) — Burglars made off with a load of copper wire that would stretch across 2 1/2 football fields at the construction site for a new arts center at the University of Chicago.

The 750 feet of copper wire was stolen from the construction site at 6043 S. Drexel Ave., just south of the Midway Plaisance, where the new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is under construction.

No arrests were reported as of Wednesday morning, and the case remains under investigation.

The Logan Center is set to open in the spring of next year. It will include classroom and studio space, a performance auditorium, a film-screening venue, rehearsal rooms and other facilities.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Eric

    All copper wire while in storage at jobsites should be electrically charged.. Then we will catch more of these criminals like they did in Lockport last week..!!

  • tj

    If the copper was so valuable why was it left where someone could easily steal it.

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