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Historic view, Lakeside Center, Chicago. Credit: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn



McCormick Place Redux


Landmarks Illinois has partnered with the Chicago Architectural Club and AIA Chicago to sponsor an “ideas” competition for the future reuse of McCormick Place East, built in 1971 and designed by C.F. Murphy and Assoc. Since 2009, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority has discussed the need to extensively renovate or vacate the lakefront building. Some open space advocates have endorsed demolition as a means to return the site to parkland. Others see the building as an important example of mid-20th century design. Competition submittals are due April 1.


For more information, go to www.chicagoarchitecturalclub.org or view the following PDF.


McCormick Place Redux










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