Unfortunate news reaches us that the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Landmarks Illinois have moved for a voluntary dismissal of their complaint against tearing down Prentice Women's Hospital in Cook County Circuit Court, signaling the end of their legal challenge against the City of Chicago and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Northwestern University dug in their heels and shamefully played the ultimatum game until they got their way. Sometimes greed and ignorance wins—but as this extremely insightful blog post by Lynn Becker points out, there is something valuable to be learned from the ultimately failed effort to save Prentice. Read more here.
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