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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Demolition to begin this week on Gropius buildings at Michael Reese
The Sun-Times media group is reporting that demolition of the buildings on the former Michael Reese hospital site previously marked for the Athletes Village for the 2016 Olympics will begin this week. The city has now added the Singer Pavilion, one of many buildings on the campus co-designed by architect Walter Gropius, to the original 1905 hospital building as the only two structures that are to be saved. However, the city is also leaving open the option of backing out of the commitment to save Singer by the time the request for proposal process is finalized.
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