As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
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Wednesday, August 31
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Canal TC LLC
Permit Description: Wreck and remove 2 story commercial masonry building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 4/24/2012
Reported vacant on January 26, this modern structure dates to the area's nearly eclipsed commercial and light industrial era. Retail activity is now the norm, and the building is subsequently being redeveloped. The building's owner recently submitted a zoning change request that would allow for the construction of the following:
The proposed building is currently called "The Maxwell," of which renderings and other relevant paper work can be found in this city document.
Over the course of 2012 David Schalliol produced a photographic portrait of 100 of the hundreds of buildings threatened with demolition in the city of Chicago. Nearly all of the buildings have since been demolished. Visit the background information section for more information about the project, including definitions and links to other building resources.
The series is supported by a generous grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.