May 2019 Newsletter

PARTIAL LOSS: Demolition of Crawford Power Station Underway (Chi 7 2019 and 2014)

The demolition of the Crawford Station is underway, and the loss is a tragedy for Chicago. Due to the enormous scale of the building...

Preservation Chicago Recommends National Park Designation for Chicago Lakeshore

Is it time to designate Chicago’s Lakefront and adjacent parks a National Park? Chicago’s Lakefront and parks are a precious resource and amenity valued by...

WIN: Pilsen Preliminary Landmark District Moves Forward, But More Community Meetings Required

After many years of advocacy, outreach and preparation, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved Final Landmark Recommendation proposed Pilsen Chicago Landmark District in May...

THREATENED: Demolition Threat to Lakeside Center Rapidly Emerges (Chicago 7 2016)

With little to no discussion, the Illinois State Senate approved an end-of-session bill that would allow the demolition of Lakeside Center at McCormick Place...

THREATENED: Thompson Center Named 11 Most Endangered Places in America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (Chicago 7 2016, 2018 & 2019)

  On May 30, 2019, the National Trust for Historic Preservation included the Thompson Center on its list of the 11 most endangered historic places...

THREATENED: Cassidy Tire Building Endangered by New High-Rise Tower Proposal

Located at 344 N. Canal Street, the Wm. J. Cassidy Tire Building, originally known as the Tyler & Hippach Mirror Company Factory, is threatened...

WIN: Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kovler Lion House Renovations Moving Forward

The Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kovler Lion House has been a beloved destination for generations of Chicagoans. The Lion House one of the most important...

PARTIAL WIN: Adaptive Reuse Advances for Prairie Farmer/ WLS Studios Building at 1230 W. Washington Boulevard

The redevelopment of the three-story Prairie Farmer/ WLS Studios building at 1230 W. Washington Boulevard at Willard Court in the Fulton Market District is...

WIN: Cadillac Warehouse Building on Motor Row to be Adaptively Reused as Hotel

Reinvestment in Chicago’s Historic Landmark Motor Row District continues to gain momentum. The six-story industrial loft Cadillac Warehouse Building, later known as a Chevrolet...

Update: Tunnel Through Art Deco Bridge Houses On Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Bridge for Navy Pier Flyover Proceeding

The Navy Pier Flyover is an elevated pedestrian and biking path along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier. Under construction since 2014, the second...