Preservationists Hoping To Get Façade Of Old Loop Station House Into A MuseumThe decorative façade of the shuttered Wabash/Madison ‘L’ station, which first opened in 1896, has come down, and preservationists have begun looking for a new home for the structure.
CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Loop Stop; South Shore Line Adding New Express TrainsThe CTA permanently closed its Madison/Wabash 'L' stop overnight. The station, built in 1896, was one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system. Demolition of the 118-year-old 'L' stop is the first step toward replacing it with a state-of-the-art station on Wabash between Madison and Washington.
City To Take Public Comments On New Loop 'L' Stop PlanCity officials have scheduled a public meeting for Thursday to hear input on a $75 million plan to merge two downtown ‘L’ stops into one larger station along Wabash Avenue – which would eliminate the last original CTA stop on the east leg of the Loop.
Architecture Group Lists Most Endangered Sites In ChicagoAn architectural preservation group has released its annual list of most endangered buildings in Chicago, including a pair of shuttered power plants and a turn-of-the century industrial park.