Save our Starship

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Docomomo US Staff

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Newsletter, Threatened, Advocacy, Preservation, docomomo, StarshipChicago
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A rally was held on Sept. 25th in an effort to bring attention and gain support for nominating Helmut Jahn’s controversial James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to the national register. The building shocked the world when it opened in 1985 but is currently threatened with sale and demolition by the cash-strapped state legislature and governor.

 

Docomomo US, Nathan Eddy (director of Starship Chicago) and a coalition of supporters strongly encourage the City of Chicago and State of Illinois to designate the Thompson Center as a Chicago Landmark. This will protect the building, plaza, and the public sculpture, “Monument with Standing Beast” by Jean Dubuffet. 

 

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