What a shame to have to start off a blog this way!
But I can’t help it; something special’s been lost, and I’m compelled to document.
This was the New City YMCA, a circa-1981 building on Halsted just south of Clybourn, west of downtown, just north of infamous Cabrini-Green.
Not much of a building, but oh, those bricks, those glossy glazed bricks!! 9 shades of rainbow-colored glazed bliss. They’re tearing it down right now. There’s not much left, just a few partial walls and a huge pile of debris.