As you may recall, back in July I wrote a posting about the exicting new Naper Main project which included architectural illustrations published in the Naperville Glancer magazine (An Exciting Vision of the Future as The Naperville Glancer Gives Us Exclusive First Glimpse of New Van Buren and Main Development Planned for Downtown Naperville).
Driving home on Friday afternoon, I decided to head through dowtown along Main Street to see if there were any signs of the project getting underway. To my suprise, the two houses which had sat along the east side of Main Street between Benton and Van Buren had comletely disappeared. As for the brick rectangular building which I believe was once a medical office building, members of the demolition crew could be seen taking a break and throwing rocks through the windows. By Saturday afternoon, that building had been taken to the ground as well.
Though it’s always rather shocking to see how quickly familiar houses and buildings can disappear, the ultimate architectural end product of Naper Main will be yet another proud day for Naperville. SM