Landmark status

The Marina Towers in downtown Chicago. Completed in 1964, the towers are locally known as the "corn cobs." They house a complex of apartments, recreation facilities, offices, restaurants, banks, a theater and 18 stories of parking space. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Panel To Consider Preliminary Landmark Status For Marina City

The iconic Marina City complex on the north edge of the Chicago River could soon become an official city landmark, after preservationists lost a battle to save another building designed by the same architect.

07/08/2015

One of two rows of meat packing buildings on Fulton Market, just west of the Loop. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Weighing Landmark Status For Fulton-Randolph Market District

Despite objections from many local property owners and residents, the city of Chicago is considering landmark status for the Fulton-Randolph Market District along the west bank of the Chicago River.

04/30/2015

One of two rows of meat packing buildings on Fulton Market, just west of the Loop. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Fulton Market Owners Fight City Hall Plan For Landmark District

Business owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.

07/02/2014

Prentice Women's Hospital

Judge Temporarily Blocks Demolition Of Prentice Hospital

The wrecking ball won’t claim the former Prentice Women’s Hospital building for at least three more weeks.

11/15/2012

S.S. Badger

Fight Pits Pollution Foes Against Fans Of Historic Steamship

The owners of the only remaining coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes call it an historical asset, but critics say it’s a major polluter.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Wrigley Field Bleachers

Obstacles Of Wrigley’s Landmark Status

The Cubs, however, have a face a difficult challenge in that they play at Wrigley Field, which is protected by landmark status. This means the Cubs are extremely limited as to what they can do and where they can add signs.

670 The Score–11/03/2011