Transformers 4 Filming PSA for Chicago's Lakeshore East Neighborhood

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Transformers 4 Filming PSA for Chicago's Lakeshore East Neighborhood

Postby El Duque » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:54 pm

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Transformers have once again descended upon Chicago! As many of you are already aware "Transformers 4" has started filming in Chicago, and thanks to Marina City Online residents and businesses in the Lake Shore East area know what's coming their way over the next couple of days.


Dear Building Managers, Businesses and Residents of Lake Shore East,

Paramount Pictures will be filming scenes for the feature film, Transformers 4, around the Lakeshore East Neighborhood. We are working closely with the Alderman’s office, the Chicago Police Department, and the Chicago Film Office to ensure a smooth and cooperative filming event. Below is a list of neighborhood activity that could affect you.

To accommodate our production’s equipment vehicles in preparation for filming, we will be permitting the following streets as “NO PARKING” from 12:00 PM FRIDAY AUGUST 23 - 11:00 PM SUNDAY AUGUST 25

BS Randolph from Michigan to Field
BS of Stetson from Lake to Randolph
BS of Columbus Dr from Jackson to Randolph
BS E South Water from Michigan to Stetson
BS of Stetson from E South Water to Lake
NS of Wacker from 323 E Wacker Drive to End

• UPPER RANDOLPH: Filming will require vehicular and pedestrian closures between Stetson Ave and
Field Blvd for a portion of the day. Local access only and detours through Lower Lower Wacker Dr
will be in effect with personnel to help guide you.
• MIDDLE RANDOLPH: Filming will require intermittent traffic control of Middle Randolph at Columbus
• INTERSECTION OF UPPER RANDOLPH & UPPER COLUMBUS: Intermittent Traffic Control for a portion of
the day. Local access only. Expect delays.
• COLUMBUS DR BETWEEN JACKSON & MIDDLE RANDOLPH: Filming will require vehicular closures for a
portion of the day – allowing for access to Millennium Park Garage.

To help with traffic flow in your neighborhood, we will maintain unobstructed movement from
Field Blvd to Lower Lower Wacker Dr and have personnel to assist with navigating the
sometimes-difficult traffic patterns.

AERIAL WORK / HELICOPTER: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, in the aforementioned areas
SQUARE: Intermittent vehicular and pedestrian control. Access to the area may be restricted for 8-
10 minute intervals ONLY during the helicopter activity.
• Helicopter filming above 500 feet in the proximity of 300 E. Randolph and 310 S. Michigan will occur
throughout the day for brief 10-15 minute intervals. No traffic control is required
• For questions regarding AERIAL work, please contact Michael Wesley at 818-517-6271,

Some of our filming will involve the use of live stunts and pyrotechnics. These special effects will create sounds and visuals that could be interpreted as alarming. These effects are managed by professionals and are executed in a safe and secure manner with the utmost emphasis placed on protecting the public and the public’s property. DO NOT BE ALARMED.

Thank you very much for the warm welcome we have been shown thus far. We are looking forward to being back to Chicago and filming in your neighborhood. We kindly ask for your assistance and appreciate your cooperation to make this is a positive experience for everyone involved. Conntact Edward J. Eberwine III at with questions or concerns.

Also, expect another notification letter next week after Monday August 26 regarding filming activities on August 31 & Sept 1.

Sincerely, your Transformers 4 Chicago Location Team,

Edward J. Eberwine III
Key Asst Location Manager

Al Cohn
Chicago Location Manager

JJ Hook
Supervising Location Manager

(Follow Orange Driving Signs)

From your residence or business in Lake Shore East Park
When Randolph Street between Field and Michigan is impassable:
• Exit Lake Shore East Park area via Field Blvd going north between the Shoreham &
the Tides buildings towards Lower Lower Wacker Dr by the Chicago Tow Pound.
• Turn Left onto Lower Lower Wacker Dr and follow to the ramp by Stetson St leading
up to Middle Wacker Dr.
• Turn slight right to proceed up ramp towards Middle Wacker Drive.
• At the bottom or top of the ramp you may encounter a filming area, proceed with
caution and personnel will direct you through.
• At the top of the ramp continue forward to the light at Lower Michigan Ave
• Turn left onto Lower Michigan Ave and go to the next light at Lower E South Water.
• Turn left onto Lower E South Water and proceed up the ramps in front of you.
• At the top of the ramp you will be on Columbus Dr
o Turn Left to go in the direction of Streeterville / Fairbanks
o Turn Right to go in the direction of Grant Park / Art Institute

From Michigan and Randolph St (Millennium Park / Chicago Cultural Center)
When Randolph Street between Field and Michigan is impassable:
• Go north on Michigan Ave towards the River.
• Turn Right onto Lower E South Water Street at the Hard Rock Hotel / Carbide and
Carbon Building and go one block to Middle Stetson Street (you should see our
filming vehicles)
• Turn Right onto Middle Stetson and go one block to Middle Lake Street
• Turn Left onto Middle Lake Street and go one block to Lower Columbus Dr
• Turn Left onto Lower Columbus and stay in your left hand turn lane toward the light
at South Water Street
• Turn Left, stay center, and proceed down the ramp at Lower E South Water Street
• At the bottom of the ramp, turn Right onto Lower Stetson Street and follow to Lower
Lower Wacker Drive
• Turn Right at Lower Lower Wacker Drive and proceed towards Field Blvd
• Turn Right onto Field Blvd and enter the Lake Shore East Area.
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