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Historic Fourth Presbyterian Gets Youthful w/ New Expansion

Just off Michigan on Chestnut, work continues on Fourth Presbyterian Church's latest expansion. Since our last visit, the steel skeleton has really shot up, reaching its maximum height of five stories. Burdened by popularity, the 98-year old church could use the added elbow room for its 6,200 congregants. This is the church's fourth such expansion, with others coming in 1946, 1957, and 1994. All of the previous additions were demolished to accommodate the new, modern structure designed by Gensler Architects. The cost will total around $34 million. Stay tuned!
·Fourth Presbyterian Church is Growing, Respectfully [Curbed Chicago]
·Gensler Finds God in Chicago [The Architect's Newspaper]
·Fourth Presbyterian ready to unveil design for a five-story addition [Cityscapes]

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 East Chestnut Street, , IL 60611 Visit Website