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Friday, June 14

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To be Demolished

524 W. Cabrini St.

Chicago Historic Resources Survey: Not included [?]
Year: 1981
Architect: Unknown
Owner: Server Farm Realty
Permit Description: Wreck and remove 1 story metal commercial building.
Status: Demolition permit issued 10/17/12

Additional Details

Probably the most unusual building in the series, this structure is a former heliport. The former Continental Heliport is owned by Server Farm Realty, whose Chicago Data Center is located adjacent to this heliport.

A short video of the building's demolition is online.

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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.

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