It looks like we can kiss Bertrand Goldberg’s distinctive Prentice Women’s Hospital building good-bye.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel came out today in favor of Northwestern University’s plan to tear the iconic structure down in order to build a new medical research facility on the Prentice site.
Two weeks ago, 42nd Ward alderman Brendan Reilly announced that he’d reached the same conclusion.
And this afternoon, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks belatedly posted an agenda on the city website indicating that Prentice will be railroaded—er—considered for landmark designation at its meeting this Thursday. According to the agenda, an unusual, abbreviated process will be employed to take commission members (all mayoral appointees) from preliminary consideration to resolution in a single sitting.