‘Transformers 3’ wreaks havoc on the streets of Chicago

Transformers 3 will back in Chicago this weekend to wreak more havoc at 35 E. Wacker Dr, which will mean more street closures on Wabash and Wacker on July 24- 27.

Last weekend, crews burned cars as stuntmen descended on the city via parachute in an impressive display of movie magic. Nelson, the admin on Michael Bay’s site recently wrote about last weekend’s Chicago shoot, saying, “Bay was filming a scene with Shia (Sam) & Rosie (Carly) in which they were hiding within a wrecked and flipped car. At around that time the temperature hit 102 degrees (including humidity index). It was so hot that Shia was sweating through his leather jacket and as was Rosie. Back to the scene… apparently the scene is one in which a Decepticon is hunting for them. As Bay filmed this, a cue from the score was played to add to the suspense.”

See more photos from the shoot after the jump!

You can check out photos from the set below courtesy of one of our readers, Mark T. We also added a couple pics of the films stars that were posted by RedEye. The last photo gives you a sense of just how big the set was and how cool the city of Chicago is for letting Michael Bay “destroy” their town!

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[Thanks again to mark T. for sharing his photos. If you check out the set of Transformers 3, let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com!]


  1. The “havoc” is a myth! This movie has energized the City and, although there have been some slowdowns in traffic and detours (unless you want your car to become part of the set design!!), the excitement has simply added a huge plus to the already culturally rich excitement in Chicago during the summer.


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