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Old Posted Jan 6, 2017, 2:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocket49 View Post
I noticed that the Essex Inn is a landmark property.

I was wondering how the landmark designation works.

To me as a layman, the Essex Inn is a nice looking hotel from the 1960's, but doesn't look like something I would think would typically be landmarked.

I was wondering, is the main reason the Essex Inn is landmarked is because it's on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park?

Or is the hotel landmarked because the city has an interest in seeing that architecture from the 1960's is preserved?
The developers asked for it to be landmarked as a part of the project and I'm sure they'll apply for tax credits.