Continuing the theme of the construction activities that went on around our apartment when we lived in Chicago, there was one day that was a little out of the ordinary. I had been for a walk in the afternoon and was coming back along Wabash when I saw a lot of people hanging around. Then I spotted the TV crews and a bunch of law enforcement.
It turned out that someone had climbed one of the cranes and was threatening to jump. Everyone was waiting to see what happened. An inflatable mattress had been installed underneath the crane in case the person did jump but someone was working to talk them down. I had no interest in being around if things didn’t turn out well so, having seen what was going on, I went on my way. I don’t recall it being a big story later so assumed it all got resolved satisfactorily.