Raw video shot for "Voices of Cabrini." Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the City of Chicago. This tape features b-roll recorded from inside a car. The car takes various routes around Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast neighborhood. No audio for the majority of the tape.
0:00Copy video clip URL Static.
0:13Copy video clip URL Open to the Chicago skyline at dusk recorded while driving east down Division Street. The camera faces south. The car crosses the Division Street bridge over the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River. The car stops at a red light at Division and Halsted Street. Faint audio.
0:49Copy video clip URL Cut to the same intersection, but at a different time/day. It is bright outside and the car is in motion, crossing Halsted heading east down Division. Two Cabrini-Green buildings, 500-502 W. Oak and 1015-1017 N. Larrabee, enter the frame.
1:12Copy video clip URL The car crosses Crosby Street. 500-502 W. Oak is clearly seen past a vacant lot on the left side of the frame. The car crosses Howe Street.
2:01Copy video clip URL The side of 1159-1161 N. Larrabee comes into the frame.
2:07Copy video clip URL Cut to the intersection of Division and Larrabee Street. 1159-1161 N. Larrabee is on the left-hand side of the frame. Police sirens can be heard over the audio. The car crosses Larrabee still heading east down Division. The camera still faces south. 1158 N. Cleveland comes into the frame.
2:49Copy video clip URL The car passes by the now-vacant lot where 1157-1159 N. Cleveland and 1117-1119 N. Cleveland once stood. Since the lot is empty, the camera records a large area of the Cabrini grounds. Jenner Elementary School and buildings from the Cabrini Extension South project can be seen. The camera then passes 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick. The building has been vacated.
3:32Copy video clip URL Cut to a construction site just west of the North Branch Canal Bridge on Goose Island. The crew make another attempt at the same route, heading east down Division, during a different time of day.
6:33Copy video clip URL The car passes 1150-1160 N Sedgwick heading east down Division. The “Cabrini-Green” gate at Division and Sedgwick is passed, except someone has placed a hand-written sign over the gate. The sign reads: “Come Back to Black Town.” The car continues east.
7:08Copy video clip URL The car passes Orleans Street and goes under the elevated railroad tracks between Orleans and Wells. New tennis courts and high rise condominiums (Atrium Village) are seen.
7:44Copy video clip URL Cut to the corner of LaSalle Street and Division. The car heads west on Division and the camera faces south. The car passes under the elevated tracks right as a train moves over them. The side of 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick comes into view, along with the Cabrini-Green gate and the “Come Back to Black Town” sign. The 500-502 W. Oak high rise comes into view, along with St. Sebastian’s Church, and 1158 N. Cleveland. 1159-1161 N. Larrabee enters the frame followed by 1121 N. Larrabee on the left-hand side of the frame. The tape cuts before the car crosses Larrabee Street.
10:09Copy video clip URL Cut back to LaSalle and Division. The crew make another attempt at the same route, heading west down Division.
13:21Copy video clip URL Another attempt at the same route. 500-502 W. Oak, 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick, 1015-1017 N. Larrabee, 1158 N. Cleveland, 1121 N. Larrabee, and 1159-1161 N. Larrabee are all visible. The take ends before the car crosses Larrabee Street.
16:48Copy video clip URL Cut to a new route that begins under the elevated railroad tracks that run parallel to North Avenue. The car heads south down Larrabee Street. The camera faces west. It is sunset. They pass a number of newly built town homes and then pass Blackhawk Street to show more newly built town homes. This area is just northeast of the Green homes.
18:47Copy video clip URL The first vacant lot after a stream of new town homes. The car stops at a red light before Clybourn and the camera records a sign that reads: “White Way Electric Sign and Maintenance Co.”
19:15Copy video clip URL Cut to a new route. The car heads south down Larrabee between Clybourn and Division. The camera faces east. 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick can be seen in the distance. The camera passes a number of run-down store fronts and residential buildings. The camera records the side of 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick as it was seen looking southeast down Scott Street. 534 W. Division, a Green high rise, enters on the right-hand side of the frame.
21:04Copy video clip URL The car turns left on Division Street, heading east. The camera faces north and shows the Chicago Fire Department building at the corner of Division and Larrabee. The camera then records the other side of 534 W. Division followed briefly by other dilapidated buildings. Color bars.
21:43Copy video clip URL The camera cuts to when the car is a few feet farther east on Division. The camera still faces north and records a vacated brick warehouse building, an empty lot, a currency exchange, George Robbins’s barbershop at 456 W. Division, a gutted brick building, and then the vacant Tranquility Marksman Youth Center building at the corner of Clybourn and Division. The car continues east down Division. The car passes Sedgwick, Carson Field, and then approaches the elevated railroad tracks.
23:22Copy video clip URL Cut the start of the route heading south on Larrabee street. The route begins just south of North Avenue. Camera faces east. As they cross Clybourn, 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick can be seen in the distance. 534 W. Division enters the frame from the right-hand side. The car takes a left on Division, heading east. The camera faces north. The other side of 534 W. Division and Robbins’s Barbershop are seen.
28:37Copy video clip URL Cut to another take of the route heading east down Division from Larrabee. The camera faces north. They cross under the elevated railroad tracks to show the new Near North Chicago Public Library at 310 W. Division Street. The car continues east and passes Sammy’s Liquors and Sammy’s hot dogs.
31:49Copy video clip URL Cut to the side of a large brick building at 847 N. Larrabee Street.
32:07Copy video clip URL Cut to the side of 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick. The building is recorded in a car on Division just west of Clybourn. The car heads east on Division while the camera continues to record 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick. The camera faces southwest as the car heads east until Wells. Static.
34:52Copy video clip URL Cut to a parking garage followed by the large brick building seen in the segment before last. The car heads north on Larrabee Street starting just north of Chicago Avenue. The camera faces east and passes several businesses and dilapidated residential buildings, including one with a large “Newport Cigarettes” advertisement. 500-502 W. Oak is passed, followed by 1015-1017 N. Larrabee, 1121 N. Larrabee, and 1159-1161 N. Larrabee. 1158 N. Cleveland and 1150-1160 N. Sedgwick can be seen during the route, too.
38:24Copy video clip URL The car takes a right on Division, heading east. The camera faces south. Once the car passes Clybourn, the camera faces southeast back toward Cabrini-Green. The camera faces south again by the time they cross under the elevated railroad tracks. Static.
42:25Copy video clip URL Cut to a large condominium building followed by luxury apartment buildings. The crew is driving through the Gold Coast.
44:51Copy video clip URL Cut to another route in the Gold Coast area. The camera crew drives south on State Street beginning just south of Division. The camera faces west. Color bars. Back to State Street. A CTA bus blocks the camera’s view. Static.
46:03Copy video clip URL Cut to the wheels of a cherry picker. The car heads south on State Street past makeshift “No Parking” signs tied to sidewalk scaffolding. The route begins south of Delaware Place in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The car takes a left heading east on Pearson Street. A Starbucks and Mister J’s Diner are seen.
47:08Copy video clip URL Cut to another street in the Gold Coast area. Unclear where the video was recorded.
47:17Copy video clip URL Cut to a large concrete block in a parking garage. Static.
47:21Copy video clip URL Downtown Chicago. The camera records in front of a large skyscraper. Crowds of people walk to and fro. The car heads west on Adams Street past Wacker Drive over the Chicago River. The camera faces north. The car stops at a light on the Adams Street bridge. Static.
48:59Copy video clip URL End of tape.