Preservation Advocates Continue Pursuit Of Landmark Status For Thompson Center

Gov. JB Pritzker officially put the glassy state office building up for sale in May.

John R. Thompson Center
View of the Thompson Center in Downtown Chicago on May, 2019. The building was designed by famed architect Helmut Jahn, who was killed in a bicycle accident. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
John R. Thompson Center
View of the Thompson Center in Downtown Chicago on May, 2019. The building was designed by famed architect Helmut Jahn, who was killed in a bicycle accident. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Preservation Advocates Continue Pursuit Of Landmark Status For Thompson Center

Gov. JB Pritzker officially put the glassy state office building up for sale in May.

Reset gets an update on efforts to save the James R. Thompson Center from being demolished after a state panel recommended that the building be nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.

GUEST: Jonathan Solomon, partner in the Chicago firm Preservation Futures, associate professor at the School of the Art Institute