A reader writes: "Some scumbag threw an object through one of the new windows at Clark and Leland. Not sure what was thrown, but I think it was very recently."
Having watched that property go up, I'm surprised the whole thing doesn't come down. Construction looked shoddy, and non-union labor was used during every phase.
that's been there for at least a week, noticed it on my way to the metra.
"and non-union labor was used during every phase."yeah god knows union workers don't do "shoddy" work.
I remember when to say "union thug" was redundant. I wouldn't be in the least surprised if it was a union person who broke the window.
Welcome to the neighborhood!
Prejudiced much? Union-labor jobs are a lot more likely to be of high quality than non-union. Union guys take safety regulations and labor standards VERY seriously. Masons laying down brick and CMUs are more likely to be trained professionals than the dudes closest to the foreman when he yelled, "Hey, guys! Someone needs to make a wall out of these rocks 'n shit!"
1000 West Leland had the same thing happen on Sunday. Hopefully this is not a new trend....
Hmmm...not quite sure how union vs. non-union has a damn thing to do with this post, unless there is some evidence of retaliation from a union member. Frankly, who cares if unions constructed it or not. The point of the post was property damage, not provocation of a discussion regarding the merits of unions.
It could have been thugs. They hate seeing new stuff going up. It poses a threat to their skulking ways. Take the recent arson fire at the new Morse Theater. Having a vibrant business there means people coming and going, cops patrolling the place, etc., all of which interferred with their drug sales. So they tried to torch the place to say "this area is ours", which it isn't. Maybe the same thing here...
It was bound to happen as it is still uninhabited. Thank goodness it's in 47th, maybe some good businesses will move in.
Someone also broke the window on the north end of the Sheridan Grande building at 4848 N. Sheridan Rd. Not sure what caused it, but thankfully it only broke through the 1st layer of glass!
Someone broke a window on the North end of the Sheridan Grande building on 4848 N. Sheridan as well. Not sure what caused it, but thankfully the windows were double pained.
I live very close to this development. The rock went through the window some time in August, I'd say, but I don't recall exactly when.I assume it was either standard neighborhood vandalism, or standard anti-development vandalism.The building's been tagged over and over again as it's gone up; hopefully once it's occupied that will be less of a problem.