10/30/2012 03:58 pm ET

Emanuel Throws Support To Prentice Hospital Demolition

Choosing jobs over architecture, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to let Northwestern University tear down the old Prentice Women’s Hospital to make way for a massive center for biomedical research.

Emanuel chose sides in the hot-button issue pitting preservationists who want to save the hospital building designed by renowned architect Bertrand Goldberg against the clout-heavy forces of Northwestern two weeks after downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) took the lead.

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