Watch: What we lose when we lose the Thompson Center

“The James R. Thompson Center, also known as the State of Illinois Building, is one of Chicago’s greatest public spaces, and one of the most ambitious and awe-inspiring postmodern buildings in the world. Completed in the mid-1980s, the dynamic building was designed to inspire confidence and optimism for a more transparent government and represents a reimagined take on the traditional civic space with a grand contemporary atrium that stirs the imagination and soul. The site is being sold by the State of Illinois for redevelopment, which many understand to mean a likely demolition of the building.”

Read or watch the full video by Adrian LaTrace

VIDEO: What we lose when we lose the Thompson Center, A video portrait By AJ LaTrace, June 20, 2019


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