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Lincoln Park Home Depot - First of its kind.

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Two years ago I decided to photograph the new(ish) Home Depot on North Halsted in Chicago's Linocln Park neighborhood.

The site was completed in 2003 and was the first (I'm pretty sure) 2-story Home Depot in the nation. It was built on a previously large vacant lot (approx. 150ish feet wide) with prime frontage on the North Halsted commercial corridor. The parking is located in a garage on the upper two floors of the building and the building is built to the lot lines.

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The Home Depot in the large white bulk in the distance (looking north)

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Next door to a slightly older commercial development. Helps with sense of scale.

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Front entrance

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Adjacent 19th century commercial urban fabric. Also helps with sense of scale.

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Looking south along North Halsted

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Parking garage entrance from North Halsted

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Sense of bulk from nearby cross street

Surrounding urban form and scale:

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Across the street

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Thanks for the photos. Its nice that Home Depot built within a more urban setting, however, it just stands out like a sore thumb in comparison to its surroundings. Its too bad the exterior wasn't brick or something that would blend it in with its neighbors.

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Not building sprawly is progress now getting them to build in the same style of the community is the next step.

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