Archinect - News 2016-07-31T01:30:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147969262/chicago-s-marina-city-designated-official-landmark-status-it-s-about-time Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status — it's about time! Justine Testado 2016-02-12T15:22:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T21:54:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wc8i7kik9rq0igu.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...it's tempting to turn cartwheels over the Chicago City Council's vote to grant permanent landmark status to Marina City, the city within a city best known for its iconic corncob-shaped towers. Marina City was a landmark building that lacked official landmark status and was therefore vulnerable &mdash; if not to demolition, then to insensitive additions that chipped away at the sculpted beauty of its curving concrete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since the process began last July,&nbsp;Chicago City Council unanimously voted 48-0 (with the absence of two aldermen) to designate Bertrand Goldberg's midcentury icon as a historic city landmark as of Wednesday, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loopnorth.com/news/marina0212.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loop North News</a>.</p><p>"Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, deserves credit for championing the protection of Marina City..." Blair Kamin writes in the Chicago Tribune. "Yet it can't be forgotten that Reilly in 2012 supported the demolition of the Goldberg-designed Prentice Women's Hospital, a building that lacked Marina City's picture-postcard appeal but was nonetheless worth saving because of its boldly engineered concrete shell structure and humanistic interior.&nbsp;In a sense, Prentice died so that Marina could live."</p><p>Previous news on this topic:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-10T12:50:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T23:33:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t64f1rf3z6g2t6j0.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[On Thursday, November 5], the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously voted to recommend Chicago Landmark status to the Marina City complex. [...] A resolution will be drafted and will head to the Chicago City Council in December for a final vote.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This seems like a done deal.&nbsp;As quoted in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loopnorth.com/news/landmark1105.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loop North News</a>, Commission on Chicago Landmarks chairman, Rafael Leon:&nbsp;"everybody recognizes those buildings around the world, that the moment that they see it, they see Chicago. I&rsquo;m so glad that we have gotten to the point of designating these buildings as landmarks.&rdquo;</p><p>For the lead-up to Marina City's landmark status:</p><ul><li><a title="Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/139097031/chicago-s-famed-marina-city-seems-destined-for-landmark-status Chicago's famed Marina City seems destined for landmark status Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-16T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:23:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gmpasae7h87qh8tv.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marina City residents support landmark designation because it would help upgrade the complex's concrete exterior through the city's "Adopt a Landmark" zoning provision [...] The measure lets developers build more floor space in return for funding improvements to official city landmarks. Landmark status would allow the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to regulate changes to the exterior of Marina City</p></em><br /><br /><p>Marina City, aka "the corncobs," was given <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preliminary landmark status</a> back in July. The designation is expected to become official in early 2016.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status Alexander Walter 2015-07-10T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T19:49:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p3t03w75ub79eiv4.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marina City, the iconic Chicago riverfront complex famed for its corncob-shaped towers, could soon be on the way to becoming an official city landmark. [...] Goldberg's design, a poetic expression in concrete that combined residential, commercial and entertainment uses to form a "city within a city," is one of the most recognizable images on the Chicago skyline.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other Goldberg buildings in Chicago weren't so lucky: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12096/prentice-women-s-hospital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prentice Women's Hospital</a> could not be saved from the wrecking ball &mdash;&nbsp;despite enormous public outcry.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61733726/winners-of-the-2012-chicago-prize-competition-future-prentice Winners of the 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice Alexander Walter 2012-11-19T18:08:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T23:21:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rlgfdedgr5dj3z6.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chicago Architectural Club has selected three winners from a total of 71 new visionary proposals for Bertrand Goldberg&rsquo;s Prentice Women&rsquo;s Hospital submitted to the 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice (plus an additional 10 solicited from up-and-coming Chicago architecture and design studios). The Chicago Architectural Club had partnered with AIA Chicago and the Chicago Architectural Foundation for the initiative.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54231971/gehry-gang-and-other-leading-architects-urge-emanuel-to-save-old-prentice-women-s-hospital Gehry, Gang and other leading architects urge Emanuel to save old Prentice Women's Hospital Archinect 2012-07-26T19:00:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T17:50:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqabxtnvzm3pu9qz.jpg" width="514" height="791" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry and Chicago architect Jeanne Gang are among more than 60 prominent architects, educators and historic preservationists who on Wednesday urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to save architect Bertrand Goldberg's old Prentice Women's Hospital and grant city landmark status to the threatened structure.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/8874376/editor-s-picks-214 Editor's Picks #214 Nam Henderson 2011-06-05T15:58:57-04:00 >2011-06-08T11:10:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w3wl6286bws24x2m.jpg" width="500" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On an old thread about saving a series of Walter Gropius buildings from the chopping block in Chicago, trendzetter notifies us that Northwestern University is gearing up to tear down the old Prentice Women's Hospital, designed by Bertrand Goldberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1812010/orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;presented&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/8302721/next-series-architecture-jury-a-factual-and-fictional-manual" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARCHITECTURE JURY, A Factual and Fictional Manual</a>.&nbsp;In it Orhan subjectively stereotypes "<strong>the people who sit in front of the presentations and say 'wise' things about student projects. I hope this will help spectators and students to put a person behind the face in the first row.</strong>"&nbsp;<strong>plt2010</strong>&nbsp;didn't get it though wondering&nbsp;"<em>Honestly, what is the point of this? Juries are no doubt flawed but is it of any use to make develop such caricatures? It's not really very funny (would have had to be shorter, pithier, and more insightful for that) and seems deeply cynical. Do we really need more of this..</em>"&nbsp;However&nbsp;<strong>el jeffe (gene parmesan)</strong>&nbsp;had praise&nbsp;"<em>brilliant orhan. i'll never sit on another jury now without some serious anxiety.</em>"&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;thinks it is "<strong>Genius</strong>".</p> <p> An <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/8615044/sketchbooks-of-roto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article on the sketch-books</a> of Michael Rotondi,&nbsp;leads <strong>PandaK1ng</strong> to write "<em>It is always quite refreshing to see any designer's sketchbook. As far as architects it seems as those that keep such sk...</em></p>