PREMIER Design + Build Group, on behalf of Bridge Development Partners, recently led the demolition of a 695-foot former radio broadcast tower. The work paves the way for a new mixed-use development at the southeast corner of Devon Avenue and Rohlwing Road in northwest suburban Itasca, Illinois.
WBBM Newsradio had broadcast from the site since 1942. The radio tower and its transmitter had been relocated to Itasca from a site near the former Glenview Naval Air Station at the request of the U.S. Navy. The request came not long after the bombing of Pearl Harbor when the U.S. entered World War II and air traffic increased around the Glenview Naval Air Station. As of July 14, WBBM Newsradio is now using a tower and transmitter with WSCR in Bloomingdale, Illinois.