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A Changing Wrigleyville On Display From 400 Miles Up

By Ariel Cheung | September 2, 2016 1:31pm

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LAKEVIEW — Things are changing so fast in Lakeview, it's important to stand still once in awhile. Or take a look from 400 miles up. 

This aerial shot of Wrigleyville taken earlier this year already reflects the rapid change.

Those buildings just south of Wrigley Field? Demolished to make way for the Addison & Clark development after almost a decade of planning.

A year ago, McDonald's was still standing, guarded by giant baseballs atop its pillars on Clark Street. Now, it's gone.

In the next few years, change will be even more dramatic — a hotel will replace McDonald's, while that winding snake of CTA tracks will get a little more complex with the Red-Purple Line Modernization project.

Wrigley Field won't even be the same — the plaza is nearing completion. And that's just the big stuff — restaurants will come and go, families will move out and move in.

Every now and then, it's good to stop and appreciate what we have.

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