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Old 01-24-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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Surprised no one has brought this up, thoughts?

U. of I. plans independent high-tech research center in Chicago - chicagotribune.com
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Here's an article about the same thing from somewhere where you don't need a membership:

U of I pursues Chicago center for research, startups, supercomputing - Chicago Sun-Times


Anyway, I love the idea. I really love that they're pushing tech here and this could really foster the talent that's in the midwest/Chicago and if good enough could keep some of that talent here instead of moving it out West (or some places East). I would be interested to see even more plans for this. Could be pretty big don't you think?
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: River North, Chicago, Illinois
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Would be nice to link the two cities (Chicago and Champaign) with true high-speed rail, too.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Would be nice to link the two cities (Chicago and Champaign) with true high-speed rail, too.
I thought there was talk or plans of having the [U.S. version of] high-speed rail head south to Champaign and then west through Springfield before continuing on to St. Louis?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Wonder where this will be located. Presumably it should be close to downtown would good transit access. I'm not sure how much space this would require, but they'd probably want enough room to grow in the future. That probably means near west side or near south side, somewhere along the green/blue/red lines.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: River North, Chicago, Illinois
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Wonder where this will be located. Presumably it should be close to downtown would good transit access. I'm not sure how much space this would require, but they'd probably want enough room to grow in the future. That probably means near west side or near south side, somewhere along the green/blue/red lines.
In only there was a big chunk of empty land close to UIC, close to the Loop, not too far from IIT, with great access to transit ...
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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You mean like North Lawndale/Douglas Park? hah ;-)
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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Don't they have tons of land in the IL Medical District? I don't think finding space is going to be an issue.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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What's the cost/benefit of having a high-speed rail from here to there? Sounds extremely expensive, and would probably need to be heavily subsidized. For what exactly?
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Don't they have tons of land in the IL Medical District? I don't think finding space is going to be an issue.
Oh yeah, you're right. That's the obvious location for this center. What used to occupy all that vacant land? Public housing?
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