With the ribbon cutting of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Center on Goose Island & the new Edgewater Glen Divvy stations built in the neighborhood today, it got us to wondering… what will the commute from Edgewater Glen to the new $300 million dollar R&D center look like in the future?
“The DMDII is the nation’s flagship research institute for applying cutting-edge digital technologies to reduce the time and cost of manufacturing, strengthen the capabilities of the U.S. supply chain, and reduce acquisition costs. The DMDII will both develop and demonstrate digital manufacturing technologies and deploy and commercialize these technologies across key manufacturing industries.” – Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute
Assuming the new Peterson Metra Station materializes in our lifetime, here is how it is looking…
Walk to (Future) Peterson Metra Stop: 7 minute walk
Metra Between Peterson & Clybourn: 12 minute train ride
Divvy to Digital Manufacturing & Design/UI Labs: 6 minute bike ride
Total Travel Time: Approx. 25 minutes
If you are curious about our city’s new R&D center we’ve included a few videos and related articles below.
The Commute Map
New Research Center Opens On Goose Island
Video Link: https://youtu.be/fXdueAiOEcs
Dick Durbin at 1871
Video Link: https://youtu.be/nk4lT2tTDgI
Interview with UI Labs Executive Director, Caralynn Nowinski
Video Link: https://youtu.be/dZ6XYFounF0?t=36s
Here’s what the factory of the future could look like – Crain’s Chicago Business