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Future Of Goldberg Building Looking Grim

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:56 AM
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by Eric last modified Apr 19, 2011

The clock is ticking down on the future of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital. Northwestern University is planning on demolishing the Modern structure, but Landmarks Illinois has enlisted a team of architects to imagine three possible futures for the striking cloverleaf-shaped tower: research laboratory, medical office and student housing. The odds are not looking so good for this important building, and it is shameful that Chicago is even considering tearing down such an iconic and...




 

 

Picture 2 The clock is ticking down on the future of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital. Northwestern University is planning on demolishing the Modern structure, but Landmarks Illinois has enlisted a team of architects to imagine three possible futures for the striking cloverleaf-shaped tower: research laboratory, medical office and student housing.

The odds are not looking so good for this important building, and it is shameful that Chicago is even considering tearing down such an iconic and important part of the city's architectural heritage. Have we learned nothing from the errors of the past? PLEASE follow the link to support the effort to try and save this important landmark from needless destruction.

You can also contact Chicago's 42nd Ward alderman to encourage local landmark designation and to work with Northwestern University to reuse the building:

 

Alderman Brendan Reilly
Office of the 42nd Ward
Suite 510
325 W. Huron
Chicago IL, 60654
Ph 312.642.4242
Fax 312.642.0420
office@ward42chicago.com

 

Images via Landmarks Illinois website


 

 

 
 
 

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