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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Thursday, February 23
Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Owner: Great Street Properties
Permit Description: Wreck and remove west building with 1, 2 and 3 stories. No party wall to adjacent building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 11/02/2012
This low-slung building is being demolished as part of the 1K Fulton redevelopment of the Fulton Market Cold Storage complex. According to renderings of the redevelopment and other plans available on the project's website, the building is being demolished to make way for an entrance plaza and other new construction.
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.