After escaping demolition and years of dashed hopes for redevelopment, old Cook County Hospital reopened as a hotel, food hall and home of Cook County medical offices. The West Side project, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and KOO architects, gave new life to a powerful symbol of compassionate care for the poor at the very time that doctors, nurses and other medical professions battled the coronavirus.
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Chicago Tribune Names Adaptive Reuse of Cook County Hospital One of 2020's Best Architecture Projects
Source: Chicago Tribune