Unusual Coalition Recasts Steel Plant Into A Museum

Plans were unveiled to turn the Acme Steel Co. Chicago Coke Plant into a museum on the history and making of steel.
May 13, 2005, 9am PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"An architect's plan for the Acme Steel Co. Chicago Coke Plant, unveiled for its first public viewing Tuesday evening, melds together museum education, vocational education and a splash of botany, with lunch tossed in on the side.

The plant on the city's South Side closed in 2001, and three months ago, Chicago's Steel Heritage Project made a down payment on structures at the site in hopes of creating a museum about the history of steel on property that once churned out coke, a hot-burning fuel made from coal to create the alloy."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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Published on Thursday, May 12, 2005 in The Chicago Tribune
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