Photo Fridays: Bus Graveyard

Bus Graveyard (yellow), photograph, 2003
Bus Graveyard (white), photograph, 2003

These two shots are from 2003 of the old CTA bus graveyard under the El tracks near Montrose and Broadway. I snuck in and wandered around the scrap heaps of metal, wires, trash, and buses from an era long gone. This plot of land running between Montrose and Wilson along Broadway is called Wilson Yards and is part of a large TIF program (aka, city development slush fund). There's been controversy around re-development of this area for about 10 years now and recent community debate. As the economy continues to be stalled, it will be interesting to see how this all plays out especially since the larger retailers have pulled out...