In the early 1970s, Bertrand Goldberg Associates, my father's architectural and engineering practice in downtown Chicago, was a whirlwind of activity that created many memorable structures. Now, one of his practice's most important creations is threatened by the wrecking ball and Northwestern University. The city of Chicago, where architecture is revered, should preserve it.
During those years, Bertrand Goldberg Associates designed projects at Harvard, Stanford and Northwestern. After a notable success with Marina City in Chicago—the cutting-edge mixed-use complex whose two residential towers, at the time, were the tallest concrete structures in the world—my father and his staff believed they could design and engineer whatever they could imagine.