Nearly gone but not forgotten, the old Prentice Women's Hospital will live on in photographs. The mid-century modern structure designed by Bertrand Goldberg and constructed in 1975, made The Atlantic's list of most important buildings lost in 2013. After failing to gain landmark status, despite efforts from preservations and the objections from architects Frank Gehry and Jeanne Gang, demolition of the brutalist masterpiece began last October. The site will ultimately make way for Northwestern University's new $370M research center which is slated for a 2018 completion. No matter what side you were on, the fight for the hospital was a heated and high profile one and here are a few photographs of the buildings last days. We'd like to extend a huge shout out to Martin Gonzalez for adding these incredible photographs to the Curbed Chicago Flickr pool. Add your photos to the pool for a chance to be featured on the site.
· Demolition of Prentice Women's Hospital Begins [DNAinfo]
· Previous Prentice Women's Hospital coverage [Curbed Chicago]