College of Architecture Dean Michelangelo Sabatino publishes an article in Docomomo US on Chicago’s threatened Thompson Center

In recent months a number of iconic buildings and sites that were completed during the 1980s outside of the chronological period that most associate with the Modern Movement and generally assumed to be outside Docomomo’s purview are under threat of demolition and-or radical transformation. In Chicago, the State of Illinois Center (James R. Thompson Center) by Helmut Jahn (Murphy/Jahn) opened in 1985, has been at the center of heated public debate over whether the State of Illinois should sell the building to developers. Read the full article.