Chicago Preservationists Get a Present From Pritzker: The Thompson Center Lives
Dec19

Chicago Preservationists Get a Present From Pritzker: The Thompson Center Lives

The Thompson Center, once widely considered to be an ex-parrot, has gone from “stick a fork in it” to “put a ring on it” faster than reality TV dating show. Governor Pritzker announced that he’s in talks with a Prime Group to buy and rehabilitate the office building at 100 West Randolph Street. It is one of the most loved and hated buildings in downtown. We haven’t seen such mixed emotion from the...

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Governor Pritzker Sells Thompson Center to Himself, Plans Giant Loop Mansion
Apr01

Governor Pritzker Sells Thompson Center to Himself, Plans Giant Loop Mansion

In a widely-anticipated move, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker today announced the fate of the former government office building known as the Thompson Center.  He’s going to buy it himself. In a Zoom news conference, the governor stated, “This is an important day for Illinois.  I have forged a unique public-private partnership between myself and myself, relieving the taxpayers of the burden of maintaining this terrible...

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