'Transformers' closes part of Van Buren downtown

August 2, 2010 3:34:35 PM PDT
Movie fans who came out to watch Sunday night's action on the "Transformers 3" set were thrilled to meet one of the stars.Josh Duhamel rode a bike up to the crowd at State Street and Wacker and shook hands.

Parts of Wacker and Wabash that were closed all weekend for the shoot will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. However, Van Buren Street will be closed between Wacker and Canal from 5 a.m. Monday through 10 p.m. Wednesday, except during the evening rush from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. when at least two lanes will be opened.

An aerial photography unit also will be flying in the area and along the south branch of the Chicago River. Chicago's fire and police departments will also supervise special effects, including simulated gunfire, smoke and explosions.


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