Prentice Permanently Pulverized; Now a Non-Building

Demolition of the former Prentice Women's Hospital

It’s pretty much the end of the end of the end for the former Prentice Women’s Hospital.  Preservationists couldn’t stop the proverbial wrecking ball from doing its duty over the last year, and now what’s left at 320 East Huron Street is a pile of broken concrete, twisted rebar, and memories.

Dr. Robert L Vogelzang, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine sent in the photograph above which shows the gap where Bertrand Goldberg’s beloved building once stood.  At some point in the future a research laboratory will rise there.

The photos below are from our photographer, Daniel Schell, who gives us a close-up of the rubble from ground level.

Demolition of the former Prentice Women's Hospital


Demolition of the former Prentice Women's Hospital



Location: 320 East Huron Street, Streeterville

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 Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell contributed to this report.

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