Time Lapse: Deconstructing Prentice

As we count down the days until Bertrand Goldberg’s former Prentice Women’s Hospital becomes just a memory, we received a very fortunate phone call.

Dr. Robert L Vogelzang, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, has been taking pictures of the Prentice demolition from his office window since it started.  With the end near, he used our Tip Line to get in touch, and sent along a couple of dozen photos of the process.

We ran the photos through our Whiz-Bang Machine and it put together a time-lapse of the demolition.

Those of you who like demolitions will enjoy the results.  Those who like Bertrand Goldberg’s architecture will be less enthusiastic.

Location: 320 East Huron Street, Streeterville


Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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  1. I love this time-lapse photography. Thank you Dr. V. The destruction of Chicago’s iconic architecture can no longer be neatly hidden and needs to be widely disseminated.

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    • Thank you Bob for posting these pictures… I am still quite sad that the view from your office will now be some horrible glass box of a building. The design of the old Prentice will live on in these photos!

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