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McCaffery Interests for less than half the $350 million it cost to build.
Antunovich Associates to restart the design.
A series of clunky, never-occupied retail buildings in the center were demolished to create a more open plaza, now nearing completion, with dramatically lit fountains dedicated earlier this month.
UIC Circle campus. It's taken nearly half a century for Little Italy to recover from the damage, and still the former railyards are empty.
The Roosevelt Collection is built on land that once held tracks leading into the old LaSalle Street Station. The two blocks to the north remain vacant.
Grand Central Station, demolished in 1971. In the center of this site, Bertrand Goldberg's River City was erected in the 1980s. River City was originally to have been the capstone of Goldberg's career, a massively ambitious project on 230 acres with nine 72-story-high triad towers. In terms of civic support, however, River City lost out to an alternate project, Dearborn Park, built beginning in the 1970's on 51 acres of formerly railyards formerly serving the decommissioned Dearborn Station. The only part of the River City to be realized was the mid-rise element we see today.
winning proposal in the Network Reset design competition co-sponsored by MAS Studio and the Chicago Architectural Club called for turning the 62 acres into parkland. Right now, however, it's just the land that time forgot.