Saturday, October 02, 2010

Is Northwestern trying to make Prentice Hospital disappear even before they try to destroy it?

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Shortly after snapping this photo of Bertrand Goldberg's wonderful and endangered Prentice Hospital, I was pursued by a guy with a badge hanging around his neck who kept insisting I couldn't take pictures of the building without getting prior permission.

8 comments:

Swanksalot said...

I hope you laughed at the security guard from the safety of the public sidewalk, and kept taking photos.

Anonymous said...

You're also not allowed to blog about the building without their permission. Watch out for the men in white, Lynn.

Nick said...

Was this taken from the parking structure on Erie? I work at Northwestern, and they've recently started enforcing a fairly strict security policy due to increasing levels of thefts and vandalism occurring on campus. The "no photography" rule probably wasn't directed at Prentice specifically, but being on Northwestern property without authorization.

Nick said...

Whoops, never mind, now that I look at the angle that would be pretty much impossible.

Anonymous said...

According to my watch, Chicago is past due for another episode of Important Architecture Destruction.

Anonymous said...

Chicago Architecture Foundation and Docomomo are doing a bus tour of Goldberg's downtown work on October 9:

http://www.architecture.org/goldberg

The tour will feature interiors at Marina City and River City, plus stops at Prentice and Hilliard Homes.

Randall said...

perhaps the Guard was intent on mimicking Marina Towers inane policy of "no photos=Copyright" issues!

Plus- if I hear ONE MORE RENT-A-COP TELL ME I CANT do something due to "Security Concerns" I will SCREAM!

ggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr~

Pam said...

I just walked past the building yesterday. Maybe they don't want pictures taken, because they don't want the public to know that they aren't taking very good care of it. It was evident to me that the concrete has spalled off in some places. And there were other signs that the building isn't really being maintained.