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Bertrand Goldberg landmark threatened

July 13, 2011

In June the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual “11 Most Endangered List,” and this year it includes a Modern building–the Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago by Bertrand Goldberg (1913-1997). The iconic landmark, composed of a concrete quatrefoil tower over a rectangular base, is threatened with demolition pending plans by its owner, Northwestern University. Best known as the architect of Chicago’s Marina City (1967), Goldberg’s career was nothing short of prolific, though the New York region can claim only one of his built works, the Health Sciences Center (1974) at SUNY Stony Brook on Long Island.

11 Most Endangered List: Prentice Women’s Hospital
Learn more about Bertrand’s career here: http://www.bertrandgoldberg.org

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