Threats to Chicago's Late Modernism


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As we go to press in the newsletter, Docomomo US has been made aware of demolition threats to a number of Chicago's significant examples of late modernism. In addition to demolition plans already in the works for the 1971 Gene Summers designed Malcolm X College, the James R. Thompson Center and McCormick Place Lakeside Center are also being discussed as potential redevelopment sites. 

Atrium of Helmut Jahn's James R. Thompson Center. Credit: RoadTrippers

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Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Gazette