Thompson Center sold to a new developer

Bob Sirott

FILE – In this March 19, 2013 file photo, soprano Renee Fleming performs with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. The glass-paneled building is mentioned as a possible location for a casino should Illinois lawmakers pass a proposed plan. Trying to get a Chicago casino isn’t new, but the latest proposal OK’d recently by the Illinois Senate is seen as the best chance yet. There are still lingering concerns about corruption. The bill proposes five casinos, including in Chicago. The city casino would have its own board, something experts say is unique among other urban casinos that report to state boards. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

This morning on The Bob Sirott Show, Bob talks to Michael Wood, the Senior Curator at the Chicago Architecture Center. Together they discuss the sale of the Thompson Center and what may be in store for the classic Chicago building.

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