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pulling a Bill Davies - grab the property for the required bid, and then simply refuse to cut a check for anything more than 60% of the winning bid.
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As you can see in my post from 2013 on the future and potential of the Santa Fe elevator, other cities have recognized the importance of historic structures like these, and found ways to preserve and repurpose them. Illinois - and Chicago - simply want to sell them for scrap and make them disappear. Standing along the Canalport Riverwalk contemplating the immensity of the Santa Fe Grain Elevator, you think how it looks like it was built to last forever, but it's shockingly vulnerable, a detonator button away from instant oblivion.
Read the full story here:
The Power of Uselessness: The History - and Potential - of Chicago's massive Santa Fe Grain Elevator
Architecture as Tinder: Michael Bay's Transformers4 blows the Santa Fe Grain Elevator