Gallery: Jeanne Gang Pitches Adaptive Reuse Proposal for Chicago’s Thre...


New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman and architect Jeanne Gang both waded into one of Chicago’s biggest preservation battles this week in an effort to save Prentice Women’s Hospital, a clover leaf-shaped hospital designed by Bertrand Goldberg. Northwestern University wants to demolish the unique building to build a new biomedical research facility, and university officials have said that the oddly-shaped structure would be too difficult to retrofit. So Kimmelman reached out to Gang to develop a new proposal that would involve building a modern research facility right on top of the existing building.

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