There were no explosions or grand spectacles when the old Prentice Women's Hospital in Streeterville, just a long methodical deconstruction that took place over several months. Local and national preservationists fought to keep the Brutalist structure designed by Bertrand Goldberg intact, even drawing the support from high profile architects like Jeanne Gang and Frank Gehry, but Northwestern University ultimately decided to demolish the building to make room for a new research center. Whether you loved it or absolutely hated it, there's no denying that the building was an important part of Chicago's modern architectural history.
·Prentice Women's Hospital Demolition Time Lapse [Youtube]
·Watch A Piece Of Chicago's Architectural History Come Tumbling Down [Chicagoist]
·All previous Prentice Women's Hospital coverage [Curbed Chicago]