Preservation Challenges of Modernism at Naval Station Great Lakes

December 17, 2008

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Until three years ago, little of Naval Station Great Lakes' modern architectural heritage was known until Navy officials announced plans to demolish two significant mid-century buildings by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.  Lisa DiChiera discusses the fate of these two under-recognized modernist buildings and what measures are being taken to identify other potentially significant modernist buildings on the base.

 

Recorded Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.