This post concludes the epic trilogy regarding Metra control towers in and near Hyde Park. The first two installments are in Hyde Park Progress posts dated May 22, 2009 and March 7, 2010.
The refurbishment of the 51st Street Tower has been accomplished, including removal of the top floor and general repair of the structure (photo above). The building now houses electrical and signal equipment. As mentioned in my March 7 post, it might now more properly be called the 51st Street Bungalow.
Ain’t it amazin’. The rehabilitation and re-use of a building actually got done in Hyde Park. Way to go, Metra.