Tunnels on the Edge | Chia-Wei Chan 


Located at 1257 N.Elston Avenue, Chicago’s Morton Salt warehouse has stood between the Kennedy Expressway and the Chicago River North Branch for decades. While in 2018, the property was sold to R2 companies in preparation for a new complex development. This iconic landmark has not only represented the glory of packaging industry for the Chicago based company itself, but also for who have lived and worked in the city since the rising of the industry. The re-imagined project “Tunnels on the edge” seeks to discover the adaptive use of the parallel factories, and find an alterative approach to turn the 4.25 acre land into a catalyst that is able to provide citizens a new access to public realm in a post-industrial setting to celebrate the legacy.
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