The digging of Chicago’s subways

WBEZ has surfaced a video from 1940 sketching the master plan for Chicago’s “superhighway” and subway systems.

You can either lament or celebrate the crosstown (north / south) highway and subway systems that never came to pass.

In the nearly 20-minute video you can watch the sinking of the tubes that carry the Red Line under the Chicago River, and catch a glimpse of the electric streetcars that were once part of one of the largest street railway systems in the world.

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