Now that the former Prentice Women's Hospital has been entirely reduced to dust, Northwestern University is ready to move forward with its plan to erect a new tower on the site. Preservationists fought long and hard to save the Bertrand Goldberg designed brutalist structure, but in November 2012, the city rejected giving landmark status to the old building. The following April, Northwestern University began seeking proposals for the new medical research building that would ultimately replace Prentice, and last December, the university chose Perkins+Will's sleek glass design for the new facility. Fast forward to this past Friday, and now Northwestern has revealed an updated design for the project, as well as a time and date to present new details at a community meeting. In an email from Alderman Brendan Reilly's office to constituents, the alderman announced that a meeting will be held on September 30th at 6pm at the Hughes Auditorium in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building (303 E. Superior Street), where representatives from both Northwestern and Perkins + Will will present more details and likely a timeline for the construction of the new research center. Prentice may be gone, but the new research center will likely be a huge boost the city's medical community and will certainly help reshape Streeterville's skyline.
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