Chicago to rebuild 1895 elevated transit station in central business district

Chicago’s central business district, also known as the Loop, takes its name from the loop created by the convergence of the city’s elevated transit lines, where trains rumble and screech through the downtown’s canyons of historic architecture. The State/Lake L station, which opened in 1895, is one of the busiest stations in the city, with 3.78 million riders in 2020, according to the Chicago Transit Authority. The station is prominently located, crossing Chicago’s famous retail hub on State Street, and next door to the postcard-ready marquee of the well-known Chicago Theatre.

The design for the new State/Lake L station …

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