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Prentice Hospital, which the feckless Commission on Chicago Landmarks declared a landmark only to revoke the designation only minutes later, is being demolished in anticipation of bringing down the iconic cloverleaf concrete towers above it. Northwestern University is still claiming it will begin construction for a new research lab on the site by 2015. However, as Blair Kamin mentioned in the Trib, Northwestern also promised a world-class architectural competition for the new design, but out of a world of great architects, managed to wind up with three finalists that are all Chicago firms who just happened to be among the missing from a Who's-Who roster of local and international architects who demanded Northwestern save the Goldberg masterwork.
Just a block to the south, on the site of the former stable that was, for decades, the CBS studios . . .
845 North State, will rise, with a glass facade. Both buildings are designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. The apartment tower is scheduled for completion in 2015.