Soldier Field loses National Historic Landmark status
04-24-06 - North America — , Illinois
The much-criticized renovation of Soldier Field has cost the Chicago stadium its status as a National Historic Landmark.
The project, completed in 2003, placed a modern steel and glass bowl atop Soldier Field's signature colonnades.
City officials argued that the project added needed amenities to the 81-year-old stadium without sacrificing its architectural integrity.
But the National Park System Advisory Board decided in September that the 660 (M) million-dollar makeover destroyed the historic character of the stadium. And now, the National Park Service says former Interior Secretary Gale Norton accepted the panel's recommendation and signed an order removing the historic designation.
The president of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois says this should make officials think hard before major renovations of landmark sites. "
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