Local preservationists must really like the façade of Doctors Hospital, because the interior sure isn't much. It's what you might expect it to look like, given the fact that it was a modern, functional hospital until 2000, when it was abandoned by the felons who ran the hospital and a Medicare scam there.
Not quite the Trading Room of Louis Sullivan's famed Chicago Stock Exchange, preserved today in the Art Institute. But pretty cool in an apocalyptic, white-collar crime sort of way.
From the looks of it, keeping the façade of this building would amount to a postmodern exercise in decorative make-believe: quaint exteriors with studied historical references, concealing the most unrelated of utilitarian interiors.
So what is there to preserve inside the building itself, you may ask? Look for yourself, and revel in the ambiance that wafts from these pictures...
* Planet of the Apes gag inspired by longtime HPP reader and scathing critic of all things NIMBY, famac.