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One of the original titans of industry, the Wyman-Gorden company forged titanium used to produce biplanes for World War I. Forced out of their Chicago-area factory by competing manufactures, the company has since moved most of their operations abroad. This shuttered space in Dixmoor lays bare what was once an industrial powerhouse.

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Wyman-Gordon Power Plant

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One of the original titans of industry, the Wyman-Gorden company forged titanium used to produce biplanes for World War I. Forced out of their Chicago-area factory by competing manufactures, the company has since moved most of their operations abroad. This shuttered space in Dixmoor lays bare what was once an industrial powerhouse.