Governmental/Civic

THREATENED: Save the Thompson Center Petition Generates Over 20,000 Signatures (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

“Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead through the sale of the Thompson Center by giving it...

PARTIAL WIN: Vote Recommends National Register Status for Thompson Center Over Objections from State of Illinois (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"'The fact that the state was opposed to its nomination really shows that politics has entered the equation,' Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago told...

WIN: Thompson Center Rally Shines Spotlight on National Register Vote (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"About two dozen people gathered outside the James R. Thompson Center on Wednesday to protest the state’s ongoing efforts to sell the glassy state...

WBEZ Chicago: Preservation Advocates Continue Pursuit Of Landmark Status For Thompson Center

"Reset gets an update on efforts to save the James R. Thompson Center from being demolished after a state panel recommended that the building...

Chicago Architectural Club Announces 2021 Chicago Prize Competition: James R. Thompson Center

“Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead thru the sale of the Thompson Center by giving it...

Ward Miller radio interview regarding the Thompson Center and the tragic loss of famed architect Helmut Jahn

"Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago, joins Anna to talk about the importance of preserving the Thompson Center and the tragic death of...

PARTIAL WIN: Chicago Architecture Club’s Thompson Center Competition Generates Creative Adaptive Reuse Ideas (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

“Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead through the sale of the Thompson Center by giving it...

THREATENED: Why was the Thompson Center Bid Deadline Extended? (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"The state has extended the cutoff date for any would-be buyers to bid on Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center, but officials say they’re sticking...

PARTIAL WIN: Creative Adaptive Reuse Ideas Emerge From Chicago Architecture Club’s Thompson Center Competition (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

“Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead through the sale of the Thompson Center by giving it...

THREATENED: Push to Landmark Thompson Center Before State of Illinois Sells Off To Developer (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

It's not a 24/7 hour use. It's not used on the weekends. If you try to go the building once and find closed doors, you never...