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History Channel Reimagines Chicago...Without Us

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 28, 2009 5:00PM

Thanks to the Sun-Times' Paige Wiser for reminding us that tonight's episode of the History Channel's Life After People series focuses on, among other cities, Chicago. According to Wiser:

The Chicago portion of the 9 p.m. show is eerily realistic, maybe because producers had such a conveniently close case study. They looked to a once-thriving, now-abandoned section of Gary as what could happen to another lakeside city in a short amount of time. The narrator sternly calls Gary “the Pompeii of the Midwest.”
Check out more about what Wiser has to say about tonight's episode - airing at 9 p.m. And, if you're feeling frisky, check out this CGI of what a collapsing Sears Tower would look like from the History Channel's original special.