Google’s purchase of the James R. Thompson Center could add an estimated 5,000 jobs to the Loop, an area where office vacancies are more than 20%. But it also raises questions about the future of the building as a historic Chicago landmark. Reset checks in with a business reporter and a historical preservation specialist to discuss the implications of Google’s plans.
GUESTS: Jonathan Solomon, partner in the Chicago firm Preservation Futures; associate professor at the School of the Art Institute
Danny Ecker, commercial real estate reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business