New ‘Divergent’ set being built on Federal Street in Chicago, Filming takes place on May 25

As we’ve reported new filming permit signs popped up earlier this week around 700 Federal St in Chicago for Divergent and now we have more details about what and when they are shooting at the location.

According to the above letter posted on Dearborn St., adjacent to where they are building a set on Federal St, filming at the site won’t take place until Saturday, May 25.

It looks like they are building an elevated railroad set, which does fit with one of the scenes from the book. You can check out a photo below.

Of course, the set over at 600 S. Wells St is also close to completion so we anticipate they will begin filming there soon as well.

If you spot Divergent filming in Chicago, let us know about it at!

Thanks to @restivus and @kwysocki for the photos!


  1. What is the exact address of this set piece? I’m going to Chicago on Saturday to see Book of Mormon and have been hoping for months that they’d be filming on the day we are going! This is very good news – just need an exact address other than “Federal Street.” Thanks!


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