A couple of readers are curious about some Museum District action, catty-corner from the Children’s Museum. “Could hardly believe my eyes this morning,” writes one. “SOMETHING is going on at the empty lot at Binz & LaBranch (next to the soon to be opening Lucille’s). Old foundations and stumps have been dug up. There’s even a port-a-potty on-site. What I don’t know, however, is WHAT is being planned for this site. I thought maybe the readers would have a clue.” Well, here’s an old one:
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Back in the aughts, this mixed-use tower for Binz Medcorp was planned for the site. The design is still enshrined on Ziegler Cooper Architects’ website: a combo medical, surgical, residential, and hotel-like recovery building. With space for retail on a couple of levels at the base, below the parking garage.
Photo: Sara. Rendering: Ziegler Cooper Architects