Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Quarry near Chicago

This is one of several great holes in the Earth near Chicago. Looking at them, embedded within the depths of city on every side, it seems clear to me that the quarry came first, in earlier days, and then the city crowded around, unable to let alone any scrap of available real estate. I wonder how active this pits still is, how deep it will go with homes and roads teetering at its edge, swallowing the occasional home run or errant foul ball from the nearby baseball fields, and what will happen to it when it finally closes.