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Viva Medias B's
04-02-2008, 10:26 AM
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Wrigley Field, the old Chicago Daily News Building (on Riverside Plaza), and the Assembly Hall in Champaign are on Landmarks Illinois' most endangered list. The potential renovations to Wrigley Field are why the Shrine is on the list. Sam Zell, who owns Wrigley and the Daily News Building, is thinking about building a new office tower on top of the Riverside Plaza building's open space. And the University of Illinois is thinking about replacing or massively renovating the Assembly Hall.

Link (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-landmarks-list_02apr02,0,3893235.story) for those of you Tribune-registered

doublem23
04-02-2008, 11:45 AM
I'm not Tribune registered, but is Assembly Hall actually an Illinois "landmark?"

If so, we need to tighten our standards. That places blows.

Huisj
04-02-2008, 11:56 AM
I'm not Tribune registered, but is Assembly Hall actually an Illinois "landmark?"

If so, we need to tighten our standards. That places blows.

It probably got on there because of the stuff about how it was a groundbreaking design and was the biggest concrete dome of its kind at the time it was built and it was designed by a guy from UIUC and blah blah blah. But yeah, it seems fairly dated now and in need of some significant modernizing on the inside for sure.

Phil Bradley
04-02-2008, 05:07 PM
Why is Indiana's Assembly Hall on the list? Fitting though that another building that's never seen a winner is classified as a "landmark" though.

WhiteSox5187
04-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Why is Indiana's Assembly Hall on the list? Fitting though that another building that's never seen a winner is classified as a "landmark" though.
:tealtutor:

Cool shade of blue though.

Phil Bradley
04-02-2008, 05:28 PM
:tealtutor:

Cool shade of blue though.

Haha, sorry about that, first time using the teal.