Old Cook Co. hospital to be used for office space

March 2, 2010 3:34:43 PM PST
Commissioners have approved a $108 million plan to save the old Cook County hospital building on Chicago's near West Side.

The structure on West Harrison will be turned into an office complex for the public health and hospitals system.

The building was initially slated for demolition. But preservation groups opposed the plan and convinced county commissioners to save the structure.

The renovation project is expected to take up to three years once the City Council approves some of the money to pay for it.