Children’s Hospital Pretty Much Meets the Definition of “Hulk”

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.

Demolition of the old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)

Demolition of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)

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.

Demolition of the old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)

Demolition of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)

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.

Rendering of the Children's Memorial Hospital redevelopment (Courtesy of McCaffery Interests)

Rendering of the Children’s Memorial Hospital redevelopment (Courtesy of McCaffery Interests)

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Location: 2300 North Children's Plaza, Lincoln Park

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