One month later, Michael Reese still stands. But for how long?

December 7, 2010

A month has passed since the city publicly announced it would demolish the old Michael Reese Hospital main building--going back on its promise to preserve the historic structure.

The bulldozers haven't yet moved in, though. So for now, the 1907 structure just sits there cordoned off under the cold, open sky, surrounded by a 37 acre vastness created by the demolition of every other Reese building but this one, the modernist Singer Pavilion and a concrete parking garage.

Below the parapet above the main entrance--beauty:

You wish for a better end for a building like this---as in, no end at all.