Chicago Bulldozes Gropius Campus Despite Losing Olympics
SOM initially drew up plans to redesign the campus even though it called for the demolition of two of their own buildings.
From The Architects' Journal -- Interior Design, 10/28/2009 12:00:00 AM
From The Architects' Journal: Despite failing to win the 2016 Olympic Games—the hospital site was earmarked for the new athletes’ village—and calls from the international architectural community (see story below), the city has decided to press on with flattening the complex.
Only one of the Gropius-designed blocks on the 29-building campus has managed to win a temporary reprieve—the 1950 Singer Pavilion (pictured below) which the local authorities have singled out as a ‘potential candidate for redevelopment’.
The Singer Pavilion, which may or may not be spared
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