Prentice Women's Hospital building on Chicago Landmarks Commission agenda Thurs. June 2

Date: 
05/31/2011

Designed by the late Bertrand Goldberg, the thirty-six year-old building, which has served as Women's Prentice Hospital, has been placed on the agenda for the Landmarks Commission Thurs., June 2 meeting at 12:45 p.m. in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 201-A. Commissioners will consider the building for preliminary consideration as a city landmark.

Preservation Chicago is encouraging everyone to attend the Landmark's Commission meeting to show commissioners that many people are interested in seeing this building protected by landmarking. On the other hand, the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) issued a statement Tuesday opposing landmark status.

If the Commission grants the building a preliminary status, it will be protected from demolition or defacement until the structure is provided permanent landmark status.

Architect of Marina City, Goldberg's Prentice building is prized by many architects as a key example of sculptural, 1970s modernism.


For more information: Chicago Tribune's Kamin; see OUT's first story

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