Demolition under way for old Prentice Women's Hospital building

Prentice Women's Hospital

October 14, 2013 2:44:46 PM PDT
Demolition is under way at the Prentice Women's Hospital building in the Streeterville neighborhood.

Preservationists fought hard to save it but were unsuccessful in their efforts. Once the old building is gone, Northwestern plans to put a medical research center in its place.

A group called "Save Prentice" wanted the building's owner, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, to house a research facility in the building while offering greater economic benefit to the Streeterville neighborhood and city.

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