11:00  Polonia Triangle

(starting point)

11:50  N Oakley Blvd

12:15  N Artesian Ave

& W Lake St

12:40  W Wash.

&  N Sacramento Blvd

13:10  Back alley near S Spaulding Ave

& W Harrison St

13:10  Back alley near S Spaulding Ave

& W Harrison St

13:25  W Arthington St

15:45  Empty field near S Cicero Ave & 32nd St

(Closest point to Midwest Generation's Crawford Station)

End of Compass Walk


11:45  N Oakley Blvd

& W Kinzie St

12:30  N California Ave

&  W Washington Blvd

12:55  N Sacramento Blvd

& I-290


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Compass Walk



Marco Joubert & Kurt Peterson




November 21, 2011.


A five-hour walk from Polonia Triangle in

Chicago, Illinois, to a piece of waste land

bordering the suburb of Cicero's eponymous

avenue, in an attempt to reach the

farthermost identifiable object on the horizon, as seen from the windows of Noble Square Coop's apartment 1810  (1165 North Milwaukee Avenue). A compass reading

for the chimney-like object would then

be used as a guideline to navigate through

the city grid, a new reading being taken

at each intersection or so. Keeping course

at 37° SW as best as possible led to a

partial success; a fenced industrial complex

preventing further advance marked the end of

the undertaking, a short distance away from

target, by then visible. visible.