Shape of Space: A Tale of Two Prentices / Justin Eure, Leslie Trew Magraw & Ronnie Reese / 2011

Shape of Space: A Tale of Two Prentices / Justin Eure, Leslie Trew Magraw & Ronnie Reese / 2011


Footnotes

“I loved the intimacy of Goldberg’s plan,” says Blair Kamin, the architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, whose two children were born in the old Prentice hospital. “People say, ‘Weren’t those circular shapes arbitrary?’ They weren’t. They really created floors where the nurses were very close to the moms who had just come out of labor. You didn’t feel like you were in a vast machine. You felt like you were in a womb.” ➡︎

“Actually, I think it is pretty,” [Jeanne Gang] said. “It’s engaging. It challenges your assumptions. When I come down the street, I always look for it, like a friend.” ➡︎


Extras

◼︎ A Vision to Avoid Demolition for a ’70s Pioneer / Michael Kimmelman / The New York Times / 2012


Sources

◼︎ The Goldberg Remedy / Mason Currey / Metropolis / 2009

◼︎ Preservationists Fight to Save Prentice Women’s Hospital / Juan Velez / The New York Times / 2011


Prentice Women’s Hospital / Chris Patrick Murphy / 2013

Prentice Women’s Hospital / Chris Patrick Murphy / 2013

The Absent Column / Nathan Eddy / 2013

The Absent Column / Nathan Eddy / 2013