Who Determines the Future of the Past?


Nobody has ever done what Bertrand Goldberg did with Prentice – which was to take a 17 story concrete building and connect it in a cloverleaf form with 4 roman arches. Everything is cantilevered outside of it’s core. Nobody had come up with that before and nobody has done it since. It that sense, as a unique piece of architecture, is it worthy of preservation? Yes. Would I consider it among his best? Yes. Goldberg has lots of projects around Chicago, and Marina City is indisputably his masterpiece and I would put Prentice right behind it

Read the full article here. http://www.failedarchitecture.com


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