Strong Attendance and Excellent Media Coverage for 2018 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” List Press Conference

Preservation Chicago revealed its 2018 “Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings” at noon, on February 28, 2018 in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Lecture Hall in the Railway Exchange Building. The announcement was well attended by the media, supporters of Preservation Chicago, and other interested members of the public. Preservation Chicago wishes to again thank our colleagues at CAF for hosting us in their wonderful space!

The 2018 Chicago 7 were well reported in over a dozen unique news stories across print, radio, and television. Social media was very active during the announcement and in the days and weeks following.

The 2018 Chicago 7 list is unusually broad in its scope and has already proven to be timely. The list includes:

1. Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance & South Shore Cultural Center
2. Thompson Center/State of Illinois Buiding
3. William Rainey Harper High School
4. Washington Park Substation
5. Brick Paved Streets and Alleys
6. Woodruff Arcade
7. Hotel Guyon
8. Chicago Union Station

Full Chicago 7 write-ups are available on our website. 

All donations of $35 or more (or $20 for senior or student) will receive a complementary Preservation Chicago 2018 Chicago 7 Most Endangered Chicago printed booklet (56 pages).

Press and Media Coverage

Preservation Chicago Releases Annual ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ List, Jason Marck, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Morning Shift, 3/1/18

Jackson Park tops Chicago preservationists’ most endangered sites of 2018, Jay Koziarz, curbed Chicago, 2/28/18

Preservation Chicago Releases The 2018 ‘Chicago 7 Most Endangered’ List, Asks Obama Foundation To Find New Site, Steve Miller Interview, WBBM Newsradio, 2/28/18

Preservation Chicago Announces 7 ‘Most Endangered’ Sites of 2018, Erica Gunderson, Chicago Tonight, WTTW, March 2, 2018

Preservation Chicago’s 2018 “Chicago 7” Most Endangered list released, Eric Allix Rogers, Chicago Patterns, 2/28/18

Edgewater Building Makes 2018 List Of Chicago’s Top 7 Endangered Sites, Edgeville Buzz, Daniel Zagotta, 3/2/18

Jackson Park and Thompson Center lead Preservation Chicago’s annual list of the city’s seven most-endangered architectural treasures, Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader, 2/28/18

Jackson Park Tops Chicago’s Most Endangered Sites, AJ LaTrace, Chicago Magazine, March 1, 2018

These are the most endangered sites in the city, Alby Gallun, Crain’s Chicago Business, 2/28/18 

Jackson Park Tops Preservation Chicago’s Endangered Landmarks List For Second Straight Year, Chuck Sudo, Bisnow Chicago, March 22, 2018

The 7 Most Endangered Structures of 2018 Map, Chicago Bike Adventures 

Jackson Park Watch Update – March 4, 2018 eNewsletter


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