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Location DB > United States > Illinois > Bensenville > O'Hare Ghost Town
O'Hare Ghost Town
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 Database Info
created by Radio2600 on 2/23/2009 7:08 AM
last modified by Radio2600 on 2/15/2011 4:31 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
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 Basic Information
Type: Large collection of various structures
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy - area is patrolled by Chicago Police
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Irving Park Road
Bensenville, Illinois
United States
Owner: City of Chicago
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    This is a large eminent domain comprising over 500 homes, apartments and industrial buildings.

    The abandonment lasted approximately 4 years from 2007 until 2011 when the final legal battle ended. Actual demolition began in March of 2010.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2008
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment

    This area is composed of a large number of homes, businesses and industrial buildings which were taken by eminent domain for the expansion of Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

    As of the summer of 2008, most of the buildings were unoccupied, although some were still in use.

    The area will ultimately become part of O'Hare.
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     Future Plans
    This will become part of O'Hare International Airport

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    Suburban Ghost Town
    Sat, Jun 14th, 2008
    posted by Radio2600
    10 pictures

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     Web Links
    Demolition Begins:

    Final legal battle ends:


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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 2/15/2011 6:07 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 15 11 at 18:07, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 15 11 at 16:31, Radio2600 changed the following: Status, Interesting Features, Web Links
  • on Feb 15 11 at 16:25, Radio2600 made this location public
  • on Jul 18 09 at 14:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 18 09 at 4:13, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Run Away
  • on Jul 18 09 at 4:12, Radio2600 updated gallery picture GET OUT!
  • on Jul 18 09 at 4:12, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Suburban Street
  • on Jul 18 09 at 4:12, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Trash
  • on Jul 18 09 at 4:11, Radio2600 updated gallery picture New and Abandoned
  • on Jul 18 09 at 4:10, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Nobody Home
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