Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rally for Prentice Tomorrow at 11:00, plus Olivares,Vergara, Mansueto, McCormick Place, Lighthouses and more - this week on the calendar

A debate on the future of Bertrand Goldberg's iconic Prentice Hospital at Dick's Last Resort, Marina City, tonight, Tuesday, June 14th, is already sold out, but tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15th, there will be a rally in support of saving Prentice, which Northwestern wants to destroy for a vacant lot.  The rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the corner of McClurg and Huron.
Please be in position at 10:45 a.m.
Wear your Save Prentice T-shirt
and bring signs showing support
There's a post on Skyscraperpage.com claiming that, despite promising not to, Northwestern has already applied for a demolition permit.

If you don't have tickets for tonight's debate, there's also designer Jonathan Olivares at the Graham, and Camilo Jose Vergara at the Field. Wednesday, the 15th, Murphy/Jahn's new Mansueto Library at the U of C is the topic at CAF lunchtime, with Archework's Design Riot: Rise Up for Good Design fundraiser at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery that evening.

On Thursday the 16th the winners of Chicago Architectural Club's McCormick Place REDUX competition will be discussed at lunchtime at the Cultural Center for Landmarks Illinois. At the Cultural Center on Friday, Donald J. Terras will be discussing Lighthouses of Chicago Harbor, while on Saturday, Carolyn Armenta Davis will be discussing The Art of Architecture: 21st Century African|Black Diaspora at the Evanston Main Library.

There are still dozens of great items this month, so check out the June Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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