Exploring the Chicago Pedway.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Chase Tower Pedway Access

People have told me that there was once a way to get to the Chase Tower from the actual pedway. This may have been possible in the past, but today you have to use a little help from the Blue Line. Here is how it is done.

Find your way into the Blue Line tunnel. Enter at Washington or Jackson if you want to walk, and head in the direction of the Monroe stop.

Head up the escalator at Monroe, exit here, and take a right up the ramp. If you go to the left instead, you will be at an outdoor exit labeled "Monroe Chagall," and you will be blasted by sunlight and 300 feet of murals.

Go through the revolving door at the top of the ramp and turn around. This is the what you will see. You are now in the Chase Tower's lower level-- home of the Plaza Market Bistro.

This is some of the seating adjacent to the Plaza Market Bistro. There's sushi, a couple of salad bars, a pizza counter, and lots of soups and chickens.