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Goodbye, Prentice

It's still early in 2014, but already several important modernist buildings have fallen​​. Perhaps the most notable is Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital (1975), a cloverleaf​-shaped​ tower that, with other Goldberg ​variations​ (including the twin-corncob Marina City ​complex ​of 1959-1964), helped define Chicago in a period when ​the city, under the influence of ​Mies, was going from gritty to griddy. A beloved oddity, Prentice was as important to Chicago as Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim is to New York, and now it's almost gone. (These photos were taken on a Sunday, April 20.) Northwestern University, which owns the property, ​has announced plans for a 1.2 million-square-foot laboratory by Perkins+Will. "Perkins+Will has designed a building that will be both very functional and will also have great internal spaces,” said Eric Neilson, M.D., Northwestern’s vice president for medical affairs.​

Fred A. Bernstein
April 24, 2014
Photo © Fred A. Bernstein
This was what remained of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital on Sunday, April 20. Northwestern University is razing it and building a laboratory by Perkins+Will.
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