McCormick Place East needs $100 million worth of maintenance and repairs -- casting doubt on the long-term future of a lakefront building Mayor Daley once called a "Berlin Wall" that ruined the Chicago skyline.We would love to see this building come down and be developed into additional lake front park space. The other interesting thing is that the space has been discussed for a casino, which goes to show you that any large building or piece of land close to downtown will undoubtedly be discussed for a hypothetical casino.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Uncertainty Faces McCormick Place East Building
McCormick Place is a huge asset for the city as it draws tons of conventions to the area. As the complex has continued to grow and subsequently move west across Lake Shore Drive, the building known as McCormick Place East has been underutilized and is now becoming dated. Last week the Sun-Times had an article about the uncertainty facing the complex: