The University of Chicago proposes to build two Marriott hotels on the site of the former "Doctor's Hospital" on Stony Island Avenue between 59th and 57th streets.
One of the arguments against the University's proposal was that it is important to preserve the abandoned hospital buildings. None of the advocates have explained why the Doctor's Hospital is an important piece of architecture. The advocates have not cited any unique or distinctive architectural features. They have not made the argument that the architects were especially well known or that these buildings represent important buildings in the history of architecture.
The Doctor's Hospital is one of more than 100 similar utilitarian structures built before WW II. This is no Robie House.
Reminds you a bit of something you might find in East Berlin. It has that wonderful ugly institutional look like a state mental hospital.
Activists take note: the portico is of more recent origin than the main structure. "Restoration" might include removal of this structure to expose the facade and its truly unimaginative features.