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SOM Drafts Reuse Plan for Bertrand Goldberg’s Vacant Elgin Laundry Building

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Source: Curbed

A long vacant and somewhat neglected building from modernist master architect—and Marina City designer—Bertrand Goldberg could be resurrected as a community amenity should a preliminary adaptive reuse study from SOM (Skidmore Owings & Merrill) and Landmarks Illinois be realized. Built in 1967 in suburban Elgin, Illinois on the campus of a former mental health hospital, the accordion-shaped Elgin Laundry Building and its 110-foot by 240-foot unobstructed interior space has been envisioned as a multipurpose sports and recreation community hub.

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