The Save Prentice Coalition has started a petition to help save the old Prentice Women’s Hospital from pending demolition. The bold structure was designed by Chicago’s own Bertrand Goldberg and completed in 1974.
Goldberg studied with Mies at the Bauhaus and again at IIT. His mark on Chicago’s skyline is most notably recognized in the “corncob” towers of Marina City.
Read Blair Kamin’s recent article on the issue, and Lynn Becker’s recent blog post for more information about efforts (and the lack thereof) to save Goldberg’s building from demolition.
And for a lovely exploration on the value, importance, and dare we say beauty of Prentice, don’t miss Edward Lifson’s essay.
Photo courtesy of Mark 2400 via Flickr.
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