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United States : Illinois

1.5 miles (2.5 km) W of Elk Grove Village, Cook, IL, USA
Approx. altitude: 211 m (692 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 92°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking east from… #3: Looking south from… #4: Looking west from… #5: Ten zeroes in IL on the 16th anniversary of the Project #6: Holiday Groundcover @ 42N 88W #7: Wildlife at the turn to the confluence drive #8: Cynthia poses at the namesake of Elk Grove Village #9: The Confluence Hunters pose at “the Bean” in downtown Chicago. #10: The Confluence Hunters take a picture from below the “omphalos” in “the Bean.”

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  42°N 88°W (visit #17)  

#1: The house on the north side of the street - Yep, 42N 88W still looks like it did in May of 2011.

(visited by Woody Harrell and Cynthia Harrell)

20-Feb-2012 -- 16th Annual International Confluence Day:
Part 2 of “A Tale of Two Cities”

Our drive south from 43N 88W and the suburbs of Milwaukee to the northwest edge of Chicagoland was uneventful, except for getting only $1.80 of the required $1.90 in the change bin of an unattended Illinois toll booth. Their website for resolving this issue is not nearly as straight forward as the computer programmer who designed it thought it to be…

Undeterred, we pressed on to Elk Grove Village, and with no trouble, found our target on the curving Brantwood Ave. With 15 previous reports, including multiple visits by Joseph Kerski, it would be tough to mention something new about this site, and indeed we can’t. We took our pictures in record time, and then with several hours free before our plane back to Tennessee, decided we would head into Chicago, and conclude our ICD 2012 activities by going to the top of “the building formerly known as the Sears Tower” and see what 42N 88W looked like from that high in the air.

Who would have thought building maintenance at the Willis Tower would have picked ICD as a day to work on the express elevators, but they did, and we arrived to find a four hour waiting line! So much for that idea. So, instead, we took advantage of the spring like weather to stroll along the shore of Lake Michigan and visit Cloud Gate in Millennium Park (better known as the Chicago Bean). As it has for nine years, ICD once again got me to new places I wouldn’t have visited otherwise…


 All pictures
#1: The house on the north side of the street - Yep, 42N 88W still looks like it did in May of 2011.
#2: Looking east from…
#3: Looking south from…
#4: Looking west from…
#5: Ten zeroes in IL on the 16th anniversary of the Project
#6: Holiday Groundcover @ 42N 88W
#7: Wildlife at the turn to the confluence drive
#8: Cynthia poses at the namesake of Elk Grove Village
#9: The Confluence Hunters pose at “the Bean” in downtown Chicago.
#10: The Confluence Hunters take a picture from below the “omphalos” in “the Bean.”
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
22-Feb-14  21-Feb-14  Joseph Kerski  yes  pending