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Hint: Only Cosmetic Work Remained To Be Done Along This Upgraded Corridor

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Welcome to CornerSpotter, Curbed's weekly game in which you, fair readers, consult archival streetscape photos or postcard illustrations to identify the building(s) and/or location presented. Time to tap that reservoir of urban minutiae and flaunt it before your fellow readers. Fire away in the comments, and we'll reveal the correct identity and backstory on Friday.

This mid-century shot was taken during off hours in the life of The Loop. Big changes were afoot downtown in these years, but we can't reveal anything more. As for the frame above, much of the near-left side streetwall is gone, replaced by something other than buildings. The building at right is a bustling, multi-purpose structure to this day. And, obviously, those streetcar tracks were unceremoniously vanquished many years ago. So, what are we looking at, and from what vantage point? Stare til your eyes bleed if you must.
·CornerSpotter [Curbed Chicago]