Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Architecture as Tinder: Michael Bay's Transformers4 blows up Chicago's massive, abandoned Santa Fe Grain Elevators
Bay is back in Chicago to film scenes for the fourth iteration of his Transformers series, Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and former Chicago Mayor Kelsey Grammer.
After blowing stuff up in downtown Detroit, and locally at McCormick Place, Bay - or his second unit crew - were out at the long-abandoned Santa Fe grain silos this past weekend, at Damen and the south branch of the river.
This is what it looked like before . . .
We haven't been able to check out the condition of the elevator after Bay and Company had their way with it. If you've got any pics, send 'em along.
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction is scheduled for release next year.
Read the full story - and see a lot more photos - of this amazing structure:
The Power of Uselessness: The History - and Potential - of Chicago's Massive Santa Fe Grain Elevator