Transformers 3 Filming Causes Street Closures in Chicago
Friday, July 16th, 2010 12:39pm CDTCategories: Movie Related News, Event News
Posted by: Razorclaw0000 Views: 41,201
All traffic will be rerouted including 22 CTA buses until early Monday morning. (go to transitchicago.com for more details)
Some sidewalks and businesses remain open but you'll have to cross the river at Wabash or Columbus.
Filming includes simulated gunfire, explosions and sky divers throughout the weekend. Helicopters will also be flying near the Trump Tower. Dozens of cars are flipped over on Michigan Avenue and some are rigged to explode.
See all of WGNtv's coverage here.
NBC Chicago wrote:
Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ontario Street will close Thursday night and will remain shut down through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 19.
Ohio Street will be open for local access only on northbound Michigan Avenue. Lower Michigan Avenue will be available to vehicles and pedestrians until Friday, July 16 at 8 p.m.
Chicago Transit Authority buses will be rerouted during the closure. TransitChicago.com will have up-to-date details and schedule information.
Crews on the Michael Bay-directed film will be filming in the traffic circle north of the Michigan Avenue bridge and surrounded by the Wrigley Building, 401 N. Michigan Ave., and Pioneer Court, the movie's location managers said in a release.
All businesses within the closure on Michigan Avenue will remain open during the filming, with crews assisting employees and shoppers with getting to their destinations.
A portion of the north side of the River Walk will also be closed. The south side of the River Walk will be open for pedestrians and for access to the tour boats and water taxis.
See the full NBC Chicago article here
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 16th, 2010 @ 12:45pm CDT
Well, now you can check out two different live streams of video covering the Chicago filming.
WGNtv is showing a live video of the action along Michigan Avenue, which has been shut down for production.
Additionally, a UStream channel has appeared by user ktgeek.
Keep your browser pointed at Seibertron.com for our coverage of Transformers 3!
Posted by First-Aid on July 16th, 2010 @ 1:35pm CDT
EDIT: Whoops. This post was supposed to go in the "Live Video Streams" thread. My bad. On a side note, does anyone remember the city being this disrupted or enthusiastic about "The Dark Knight"?
Posted by Mindmaster on July 16th, 2010 @ 2:11pm CDT
Kinda glad to hear it being closed off. Imagine what would happen if an old lady didn't know filming involving gunfire and drove right in the middle of shooting. It would make a pretty good car-flipping-scene.
Posted by AutobotTrainer on July 16th, 2010 @ 3:05pm CDT
Posted by Swiftknife24 on July 16th, 2010 @ 6:14pm CDT
I saw the Ferrari too, but was too late for that one...Ah well!
Very happy to see them since I'm 6 hours in front on the UK