Old Children’s Hospital Nearly Gone

Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)

Demolition of the Old Children’s Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)

The violent dismantling of one of the city’s great medical complexes is nearing its completion in Lincoln Park. As we’ve been showing you for the last few months, the old Children’s Memorial Hospital is rapidly becoming just dust and memories.

These photos were sent in by Dr. Robert Vogelzang, who practiced the healing arts under its roof for more than 20 years.

Once the demolition is complete, the campus will be turned into a multi-use complex featuring a pair of luxury apartment towers with 540 units, several dozen low-rise condominiums, and 160,000 square feet of retail space all designed by SOM.

Construction on the new mini-neighborhood is expected to start in early 2017, with the first people moving in in 2018.

Please to enjoy the wondrous destruction:

Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)
Demolition of the Old Children's Memorial Hospital (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Vogelzang)

from Chicago Architecture http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2016/10/11/old-childrens-hospital-nearly-gone/

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