Finkl & Sons: The North Center Industrial Corridor


The clank of shredded metal and drone of heavy machinery are the soundbed for the constant clatter of the North Center Industrial Corridor. Tires swing through the air on chains. Fans hum to pump heat out of the slag rooms of the A. Finkl & Sons foundary. Eighteen wheelers deliver material to be recycled into steel. And all the while, cars thump the still-used railroad tracks, as they pass this 120 year old monument to Chicago’s steel heritage.

All sounds by Tim Joyce