I expected this for while. I think that for this structure, context is as important as the columns. Now, the columns are placeless and don't have a solid identity with the field. I miss the high-class appearance of soldier field from the outside and inside. This would be like retaining the front facade of a 2-story colonial and building a 6 story modern glass structure behind it. Incompatible, incongruent, and destructive to the historical appereance and context of the property.Setting a flying saucer stadium inside the classical columns of Soldier Field destroyed its historic character, so the structure should be stripped of its National Historic Landmark status, federal architecture analysts said this week.
The National Park Service on Tuesday sent its recommendation to withdraw landmark status, the highest honor the government bestows on buildings and places, from the Chicago Park District, which owns the structure. Federal officials also recommended removing the venerable stadium from the National Register of Historic Places.