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Demolition Watch

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WBEZ archi-blogger Lee Bey is paying homage to a lesser-known modernist gem threatened with demolition. Uptown's Cuneo Memorial Hospital is facing almost certain doom as part of the $220M redevelopment of the old Maryville Academy site. The hospital was built in 1957 and has stood vacant since 1988. At a recent community meeting, a rep from Preservation Chicago spoke in support of adaptively reusing the structure as the development's affordable housing component. JDL Development trotted out a familiar refrain, saying it would be cost prohibitive to do so. Let's hope this isn't Cuneo's swan song! [WBEZ, previously]