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VOL. 3, NO. 193
Chicago, Thursday, May 14, 1914
WABASH AVENUE IN FRONT OF FIELD
SLOG. SINKING-FEAR PIPE-BURST
Commissioner of Public Works Says Pavement Has Sunk
Eighteen To Twenty-four Inches Immediate
Preventative Action Ordered Field
Wabash avenue, in front of Marshall Field's new building, is sinking!
A cave-in similar to the one which wrecked Randolph street, might occur,
and the possibility of a street ollaps e that might cause the loss of life is
Commissioner of Public Works Joseph O. Kostner, has given orders to
John Griffiths, the contractor, that immediate measures to protect the
street must be taken. The bursting of the water main is feared.
The street is sinking in precisely the same manner that Randplph
street was sinking before the collapse. The west side of Wabash avenue
has already sunk from 18 to 24 inches.
An excited conference was held this morning by Kostner with City En
gineer John Ericsson and "Dapper Jimmy" Simpson, head of Marshall Field,
A iarge force of workhtgmen worked4 like beavers irian effort tOTaise tha
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