Chicago’s GATEWAY to Fall?
posted by JimRankin on July 29, 2005 at 4:40 am
CHICAGO, IL — In yesterday’s NewsFlash by the Theatre Historical Society, former president Joe DuciBella announced that negotiations are well underway to demolish this Rapp & Rapp atmospheric to build more condos in a city with one of the highest percentages of condos in the nation. The famous duo did few atmospherics, and therefore this charming design will be all the greater loss.
What condition is it in? Would be a shame to tear down a good building for nothing, especialy one of this magnatude. However when you deal with the politics of City Gov. God knows what will happen. Some rich developer will pay them under the table, and will have his condo`s. Historic theatre bye bye.
Dave Grau (Mungo)
The auditorium, at least, is in excellent condition. The lobby has been divided but could be restored.