Demolition Permit Issued for Chicago’s Beloved Former Prentice Womens’ Hospital
Mar24

Demolition Permit Issued for Chicago’s Beloved Former Prentice Womens’ Hospital

It’s been a long road for preservationists, and that road looks like it’s finally coming to an end. A dead end. In our weekly scouring of permits issued by the City of Chicago, we found this demolition permit: WRECK AND REMOVE 13 STORY CIP CONCRETE BUILDING INCLUDING SITE RESTORATION. “CIP” means “cast in place.” “Concrete building” means the former Prentice Womens’ Hospital at 320...

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Week Links: March 17-23, 2013
Mar24

Week Links: March 17-23, 2013

What’s weak this week… It turns out that apartments are good for the economy.  A study from the National Multi Housing Council shows that apartment buildings in the Chicago area generated six billion dollars for the local economy and employed 53,000 people.  There’s a companion web site at www.weareapartments.org.  “Apartment buildings are good” won’t come as a surprise to people in Chicago.  But...

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