And the walls come tumbling down

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will be taking a vote today to decide whether to tear down The Farwell Building on Michigan Avenue, a currently designated landmark. It was designed in the 1920s by architect Philip Maher and is one of the last remaining neoclassical Michigan Avenue buildings. In a city known for its architecture and landmarks, it’s a shame to see such buildings being disregarded by developers. And for what is the Farwell building to be demolished? You guessed it: more luxury condos. Or to be more specific, parking for more luxury condos. And perhaps if the Farwell goes, other landmarks will go as well. What price luxury condo progress?

UPDATE: The Farwell is saved, for now.

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