Renderings of Olympic village released

August 18, 2009 3:47:30 PM PDT
The public is getting a first look at plans to combine a state-of-the art Olympic village with an historic building on the site of the now closed Michael Reese Hospital. Olympic planners say they are committed to keeping the main hospital building which was designed by Walter Gropius. It'll be a central fixture in the new South Side neighborhood.

Demolition of the rest of the hospital complex is scheduled to begin in the next few months.