Mayor not picking sides in Prentice hospital showdown

Source: Sun-Times

September 26, 2012 @ 9:14 AM

With a showdown vote looming as early as next week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel punted Tuesday when asked to choose between saving Prentice Women’s Hospital and tearing it down to make way for a center for a biomedical research center. Instead of choosing between the clout-heavy forces of Northwestern University and preservationists who want to save the hospital building designed by renowned architect Bertrand Goldberg, Emanuel talked about finding common ground. The mayor said he met last week with Streeterville residents, leaders of the Streeterville Organization for Active Residents (SOAR), the local chamber of commerce and Michigan Avenue merchants. Friday’s meeting …

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