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4/14/21

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Team Overhauling Former Michael Reese Site Aims for Community Connections

Source: WTTW

After more than a decade of sitting unused, the former Michael Reese Hospital site in Bronzeville on the city’s South Side appears headed for redevelopment.

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The hospital, founded in 1881, was one of Chicago’s oldest until its 2009 demolition [...] The first phase of the redevelopment is set to include the ARC Innovation Center, an equity-focused research arm of Israel’s renowned Sheba Medical Center. ARC’s mission is to make health care accessible – and the designers of the Bronzeville Lakefront site say the building will reflect that.

“It frames a literal gateway into the development,” said Mark Nagis of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. “It also frames a gateway toward the Singer Pavilion, which is a historic building we’re choosing to preserve and keep on the site.”

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