The CTA is planning to install roughly 10 blocks of community space under the rebuilt Red and Purple line tracks between the Lawrence and Ardmore avenues. It’s being done as part of the over $2 billion overhaul of the track infrastructure on the Far North Side.
Being removed alongside the old CTA tracks is the century-old embankment wall that supported the tracks, which was not needed to support the new structures. The removal of that embankment wall — plus the new tracks, which are higher off the ground and require less support beams — has allowed for the creation of the community areas….”
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