Slice of Life: Streeterville’s Pregnant Pause
Jan28

Slice of Life: Streeterville’s Pregnant Pause

  The former Prentice Womens’ Hospital (320 East Huron Street) sits and waits.  A building that brought thousands of lives into this world exists in limbo in a tug-of-war between the Northwestern, which wants to tear it down and put in a grassy lot until some point in the future when an office tower is desired, and preservationists who note that it is a piece of groundbreaking architecture from a famous name that still has some...

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The End is Near For a Beloved Chicago Hospital
May25

The End is Near For a Beloved Chicago Hospital

You know how people like to look at old photographs of amazing buildings that have been demolished in fits of shortsightedness?  Get your camera ready. It looks like the former Prentice Women’s Hospital (320 East Huron Street) won’t be standing too much longer. At a meeting with neighborhood NIMBY group SOAR, representatives of Northwestern flat out rejected a request to delay any further the tearing down of the building,...

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