Sunday, November 25, 2012

Prentice Womens' Hospital

I found this old, incomplete panoramic photo from a few years ago as I was digging through some old files. I apologize for the unfinished nature of the image. Pictured is the 'Prentice Women's' hospital designed by Bertram Goldberg. It is now threatened with demolition by Northwestern Hospital. There is not much point in reiterating the arguments on both sides of this contentious situation, we are all pretty much entrenched in our points of view. But let me say this in regards to this photo: the curvilinear nature of the architecture in the Goldberg building measured against the anonymous box-like structures of the surrounding buildings speaks for itself. And really, Northwestern Hospital can't make use of the giant empty lot in the foreground as opposed to tearing down a architectural landmark.

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