Friday, June 29, 2007

Unauthorized Access

There's a world below. Exactly below the Green Mill, historic jazz club of Chicago, reign of Al Capone during the 20's Prohibition Era. Exactly below the Uptown Teather and the Shake, Rattle & Read bookstore on the other side of the block.
A system of tunnels used to haul coal in the beginning of the century and then become the underworld for gangsters' affairs. A complex of hallways that many times served as mean of escape, to host illegal gambling but also as services space for the Green Mill and the clients of its beer garden back in the 20's.
A place none of us would be probably able to visit. Watch the tour taken by Chicago Tribune's reporters here

via Gapers Block