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Posted by Chris on July 9th, 2010 filed in Uncategorized

BOMA/Chicago

Central Business District Advisory

July 9, 2010

Transformers 3 Filming – Street Closures and Central Business District Activity

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT:

Transformers 3 will be filming in the downtown area this weekend beginning tonight after the evening rush through 5am Monday morning; please review the following information:

Please remind employees and tenants of the parking restrictions as outlined below:

Streets that will be permitted for “No Parking” from 6:00PM on Friday, July 9th through 5:00AM on Monday, July 12th:

* Both sides of LaSalle from Lake to Jackson
* Both sides of Randolph from Wells to Clark
* Both sides of Washington from Wells to Clark
* Both sides of Madison from Wells to Clark
* Both sides of Monroe from Wells to Clark
* Both sides of Adams from Wells to Clark

* Both sides of Jackson from Wells to Clark
* West side of Clark from Lake to Congress
* Both sides of Franklin from Lake to Randolph

Streets that will be permitted for “No Parking” from 4:00PM on July 9th through 5:00AM on Monday July 12th:

* Both sides of Wells from Randolph to Jackson

LaSalle Street will be closed between Randolph and Jackson from 7:00PM on July 9th through 5:00AM on July 12th.

Washington will be closed between Wells and Clark from 7:00PM on
July 9th through 5:00AM on July 12th.

“Transformers 3”
Chicago Filming Dates:
July 10 – August 23

OVERVIEW

Total 7 weeks of filming

Majority to take place in the Central Business District

In most cases, filming to take place during daylight hours (approximately 7:00am-8:00pm). Set-up and strike the nights before and after filming.

STREET CLOSURES
LASALLE STREET
8:00pm Friday July 9 – 5:00am Monday July 12
LaSalle Street closed from Jackson to Wacker

6:00am Saturday July 10 – 5:00am Monday July 12
Washington closed from Wells to Clark
Randolph closed from Wells to Wacker

MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE
3 days of filming: Friday (7/16), Saturday (7/17), Sunday (7/18)
Road Closure: Michigan Ave from Wacker to Ontario
8:00pm Thursday (7/16) through 5:00am Monday, (7/19)

UPPER WACKER DRIVE
3 days filming: Monday (7/19), Tuesday (7/20) & Wednesday (7/21)
Road Closure: Wacker between Michigan and Wabash
9:00pm Sunday (7/18) through 5:00am Thursday (7/22)

SPECIAL EFFECTS
The Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Police Department will supervise the use of special effects and pyrotechnics, including:

simulated gunfire

smoke

fireballs

explosions

HELICOPTERS
For brief periods between the hours of 7:00am – 7:00pm on both Sat July 10 & Sun July 11, helicopters will be used for both aerial photography and stunt parachutists in the vicinity of:

Willis Tower

LaSalle Street Financial District

East Randolph Street & Daley Bicentennial Plaza

PUBLIC VIEWING
For safety reasons, the Chicago Police & Fire Department will need to keep spectators at a distance. Since the Transformer robots are all digital creations, you won’t be able to see them during the filming.

If you have any questions or concerns Please contact Patrick Muldoon, Key Assistant Location Manager at 312-213-3820or callRich Moskal,Director with the Chicago Film Office, 312-744-6415 (office), 312-497-1678 (cell) or email Rich at [email protected]

(Information provided by Sgt. Ron Graziano, First District Business Liaison, Chicago Police Department.)

BOMA/Chicago has uploaded several published notices provided by the production company and public agencies about the filming. They are available at www.bomachicago.org. Follow the link in the Transformers 3 story on the homepage.

This information has been provided to BOMA/Chicago by a state, local or federal agency and is being distributed to BOMA/Chicago members.

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