CHICAGO (CBS) — The Vautravers residential building at 947 W. Newport Ave. in the Lakeview East neighborhood is moving a few feet to accommodate a CTA project. The building is 127 years old.
On Monday afternoon, crews started slowly moving it 30 feet to the west, for the CTA Red and Purple Line Modernization Project.
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It will give the Chicago Transit Authority room to remove a curve in the track and allow for faster and more reliable train service north of the Belmont station with new stretch of track called the Belmont Flyover.
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The move has a big price tag. It cost $1.75 million to buy the building and another $1.75 million to move it.
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The building had been moved 25 feet as of Monday night, and the move will be completed on Tuesday. Work on the building should be finished in September.