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July 21, 2004
Feds: Soldier Field landmark no more
The National Park Service has recommended stripping the Chicago Bears' Soldier Field of its standing on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark, following a $660 million state-funded reconstruction project that left it looking like, well, this. "It's about time," Preservation Chicago president Jonathan Fine told the Chicago Tribune. "If you destroy the landmark, you should be punished for it." It's hard to argue with that.