Contact:   Christina  Morris,     (312)  330-­‐7941   National  Trust  for  Historic   Preservation          

For  Immediate  Release:         February  14,  2013  

     

  Chicago  –  February  14,  2013  –  Today,  the  National  Trust  for  Historic  Preservation  and   Landmarks  Illinois  moved  for  a  voluntary  dismissal  of  their  complaint  in  Cook  County  Circuit   Court,  signaling  the  end  of  their  legal  challenge  against  the  City  of  Chicago  and  the   Commission  on  Chicago  Landmarks.  The  Save  Prentice  Coalition  issued  the  following   statement:     Only  months  ago,  it  was  uncertain  whether  the  landmark  status  of  historic  Prentice   Women’s  Hospital  would  be  considered  in  a  public  forum.  Thousands  of  people  in   Chicago  and  around  the  globe  helped  bring  the  conversation  about  Bertrand   Goldberg’s  Modern  masterpiece  to  Chicago’s  Landmarks  Commission,  which   unanimously  declared  Prentice  worthy  of  landmark  designation.       We  continue  to  believe  there  were  significant  flaws  with  the  process  that  granted  and   then  removed  landmark  protection  for  Prentice.  However,  we  feel  that  the  landmarks   process  has  run  its  course.  When  challenging  issues  come  before  the  Landmarks   Commission,  all  parties  share  an  obligation  to  provide  honest  input,  consider  reuse   alternatives  and  respect  the  ordinances  and  procedures.  We  continue  to  support  the   practical  reuse  options  available  to  Northwestern  University  that  will  grow  Chicago’s   economy  and  preserve  its  world-­‐class  architectural  and  cultural  heritage.       At  its  core,  preservation  helps  cities  grow  and  prosper.  It  creates  jobs,  boosts  local   economies,  helps  reduce  our  carbon  footprint,  and  makes  cities  more  dynamic,   appealing  and  attractive.  Members  of  the  Save  Prentice  Coalition  have  a  long  history   of  working  in  partnership  with  the  City  of  Chicago  on  a  wide  range  of  preservation   issues,  and  we  look  forward  to  continuing  this  work.     ###      

Statement  from  Save  Prentice  Coalition  

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