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Old 12-09-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm just sad that 10 years or so from now, someone will post a thread "Who remembers Marshall Fields"
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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I recall being near Meigs with my sister and we took our kids on free days at the museums along lake front.

As we were just walking along, we watched a plane land. Way cool looking. Actually there was much rehabbing going on. New grassy areas, sidewalks, and for some reason I remember some type of decorated bull statues? NO! Cows! On parade. They wre really artsy.

It was a while ago.

now we are both grammas. with our old stories.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Temporally in Dallas, TX
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LOL, I remember when it happened and MANY people were p*ssed on Daley pulling a "Dirty" on the city, I was a kid in the burbs and couldn't have cared less. But as someone already mentioned it did have a silver lining of what that area is now
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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LOL, I remember when it happened and MANY people were p*ssed on Daley pulling a "Dirty" on the city, I was a kid in the burbs and couldn't have cared less. But as someone already mentioned it did have a silver lining of what that area is now
I was happy when Daley bulldozed it, but the result has been even better than I expected.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:07 PM
 
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so there was relatively little objection to its closing
Is that why it was "closed" unannounced in the middle of the night with a bulldozer?

Not saying it's a bad (or good) thing that it's gone, but things don't get secretly destroyed in the middle of the night with no announcement unless they expect significant objection. The city used the same method to "close" a community center in Pilsen a few years ago.
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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I'm just sad that 10 years or so from now, someone will post a thread "Who remembers Marshall Fields"
I do, along with the Sears Tower, Comiskey Park, when tolls were 40 cents, Chicago Stadium Madhouse on Madison, Marshall Fields, Meigs Field. lol
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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I do, along with the Sears Tower, Comiskey Park, when tolls were 40 cents, Chicago Stadium Madhouse on Madison, Marshall Fields, Meigs Field. lol
Don't forget International Ampitheatre, home to many Roller Derby and wrestling matches. Yes, I went. Meigs became a white elephant. I think it was only supposed to be there 50 years, and finally reached that point.
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:22 PM
 
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I do, along with the Sears Tower, Comiskey Park, when tolls were 40 cents, Chicago Stadium Madhouse on Madison, Marshall Fields, Meigs Field. lol
Sears Tower is still used by everyone of all ages as far as I can tell. Comiskey (thanks to the Sox picking the most ridiculous actual names for their stadium) and Madhouse on Madison (to describe United Center) are used by plenty of all ages still, as well. The 40 cent tolls, Marshall Fields, and Meigs Field memories are probably dying out, though.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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Marshall Field's has books written about it. This one is pretty good.

https://www.amazon.com/Remembering-M...reader_auth_dp
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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As i recall it, he wanted it gone because the State wouldn't allow him to expand O'Hare...so he bulldozed Meigs so the legislature would have to fly into O'Hare and see how busy it was.

Maybe he's out of favor now, but slipping in and bulldozing it at night definitely had a bit of...this is still Chicago charm, while demonstrating who was boss.

You guys remember him walling off Evanston?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...087-story.html
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