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Rauner pushing sale, likely demolition of James R. Thompson Center

Oct 13, 2015

James R. Thompson Center expensive, inefficient, but in a valuable location, Rauner says

The experience of stepping into the seat of state government in Chicago — the James R. Thompson Center — is much like that of stepping into the seat of state government in Springfield — the Capitol.

You’re instantly struck by the vast expanse of open space that carries your eye skyward to a distant glass circle. In the Capitol, it’s a cat’s eye of stained glass some 300 feet above an ornate rotunda. In the Thompson Center, it’s a massive collection of windows…

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