If you’re an artist looking for a location to play Tic-Tac-Toe with parachutes, or perhaps giant pantomime Hollywood Squares (“I’ll take Charo in the center square to block, Peter”) then there’s a place in Lincoln Park just for you.
Dr. Robert Vogelzang has sent in another round of photographs showing what little remains of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital. And the little remains are pretty much just a concrete and steel grid.
While one main crane tears into the building, other crews are using heavy machinery to sort through the rubble, salvaging the twisted metal so it can be recycled.
Soon this quadrangle of chaos will be replaced by a mixed-use development designed by New York’s SOM and River North’s Antunovich Associates. The neighborhood-on-a-stick will have a pair of 19-story residential towers, enough townhomes to start a small Minnesota town, and a hunka hunka retail space.