Architect Bertrand Goldberg, who created
CHICAGO (AP) _ Architect Bertrand Goldberg, who created Chicago’s landmark corncob-shaped twin towers at Marina City and advocated humane public housing, died Wednesday. He was 84.
In the late 1950s, Goldberg began designing the Marina City complex _ twin 60-story cylindrical apartment buildings, a slim 16-story commercial and office building, a two-story commercial building, and a lead-coated, sloping theater building that is now home to the House of Blues nightclub.
Goldberg also employed his trademark cylindrical design in the Raymond Hilliard Homes public housing development and in numerous hospitals he designed throughout the country.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Lawrence Lachman, the former chairman of Bloomingdale’s who helped transform it from a simple department store into a destination for discriminating, upscale shoppers, died Tuesday. He was 81.
Under Lachman’s leadership, Bloomingdale’s grew from six outlets in metropolitan New York to a 15-store chain stretching from Boston to Washington.
From 1938 to 1946, he was controller of the James McCreery stores, then treasurer of Stamford, Conn.-based Citizens Utilities for a year.
After serving in the Air Force during World War II and receiving a Bronze Star, Lachman joined Bloomingdale’s as treasurer. He was named chief executive in 1964 and chairman in 1969.
Lachman retired from the company in 1978.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ Joel Pritchard, who enjoyed blurring political lines during a 32-year career as state legislator, congressman and lieutenant governor, died Thursday after slipping into a coma. He was 72 and had battled lymphoma.
A moderate-to-liberal Republican, Pritchard practiced centrist politics long before it became fashionable.
He sponsored the state’s first voter-approved abortion-rights referendum. He also espoused environmental concerns, gun control, education, creation of a state income tax, and other interests more often associated with Democrats.
The grandson of Washington settlers, Pritchard served in the state House from 1959 to 1967 from a Seattle district, later moving to the state Senate for a four-year term. He took on an entrenched incumbent Republican congressman in 1970, Tom Pelly. Pritchard lost, but Pelly got the message and retired. Pritchard served six two-year terms in the House and was a U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
He became director of government relations for a major Seattle law firm, Bogle & Gates, and was a television commentator. After a brief hiatus, he won an open race for lieutenant governor after the incumbent, his old high school football coach John Cherberg, retired.