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Prentice Women’s Hospital
333 E. Superior St., Chicago (Cook Co.)




Designed by Bertrand Goldberg—architect of Chicago’s Marina City—this 1975 hospital building is one of his most iconic works. When constructed, the hospital was intended to handle 3,000 newborn deliveries a year. By 2000, it was taking on more than twice the intended number of births and, when a new facility opened in 2007, the cloverleaf concrete tower was vacated. The base of the building remains occupied by a psychiatric center that will move in two years, at which time ownership will transfer to Northwestern University. The university has discussed constructing a new research facility on the site, rather than exploring adaptive use of the existing Goldberg-designed structure. 


Photo 1(left): Courtesy of Hedrich Blessing; Photo 2, 3 Courtesy of Geoff Goldberg





Contact 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and request that the building be evaluated by the City’s Landmarks Division for potential:



Alderman Brendan Reilly

Office of the 42nd Ward

311 West Superior, Suite 212

Chicago, IL  60610

Phone: 312-642-4242

Fax: 312-642-0420






Other Contacts: SOAR (Streeterville Organization of Active Residents) To date, the organization has not stated a position on the future of the former Prentice Hospital building.



244 East Pearson Street

Suite 101

Chicago, IL 60611-2310

Phone: 312-280-2596

Fax: 312-280-4631









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Suite 1315
53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 
tel. 312-922-1742 
fax 312-922-8112



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