(photo by Lee Bey)
I passed the Thompson Center the other day.
We all remember the air conditioning system that couldn't‚ adequately cool the state office building--nearly baking its occupants--when it‚ opened in 1985. Then there was all the‚ back-and-forth over the building's unusual design. And in 2004, former Gov Rod Blagojevich led a failed effort to mortgage the building for $200 million to help shore-up the state's budget.‚ Then late last year, workers began removing 1,000 overhead granite pieces from the center's concourse after a section of the heavy stone crashed to the ground.
Has any Loop building led a more hard-knock life than this one?