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Nice Chicago Diverse photos

A few nice Chicago diverse images I found:

Belmont Army demolition

Image by Joel Mann
The Brown Line reconstruction project has required the acquisition and demolition of the buildings on the east side of the tracks between the switch just north of the Belmont station to the separation of the Red and Brown/Purple tracks below Fullerton. The building housing Belmont Army Surplus, which had become a trendy (albeit overpriced) street clothes store, backed up directly with the outer northbound track bed (used by Brown and Purple Line trains). The demolition must occur slowly and carefully, of course, because of the proximity of the still-active (and very busy) Belmont station. Here workers are taking down the common-brick walls around the upper floor display windows, which were always festooned with the store’s diverse offerings in poor-little-rich-kid couture and viewed nearly at eye level by arriving passengers on the right side of Brown Line trains.

I stopped in here fairly often, even though it was always much more money than I felt comfortable spending. A good place for cheap sunglasses, it stocked American Apparel before that company’s franchising mania began, and I bought my old brown-and-black Timbuk2 bag there.

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