With curving walls of glass, and dramatic facade angles in place, the $109 million expansion of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Lakeview is starting to look like the drawings we’ve seen for the last couple of years.
Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Daniel Schell stopped by the other day and took these pictures of the construction progress. You can see the three-story project’s intersecting planes of brick and glass starting to form an actual building. Groundbreaking took place more than 19 months ago, but as we’ve seen from other hospital projects in Chicago, these types of buildings simply take longer to put together than your average office space.
The 156,000 square-foot Center for Advanced Care was designed by SmithGroupJJR and is being built by Turner Construction. It will house the Creticos Cancer Center, the Digestive Health Center and an expanded Ambulatory Surgery Center. It is intended to be an outpatient center, and has six surgical bays along with 18 pre-op and recovery bays. It is scheduled to open next year.
- Green roof alert x2
- Going for LEED certification
- Maximum height: 67 feet
- The building being erected now is only three stories tall, though the project has been designed so that it can be expanded vertically to five stories and 146 feet tall
Drawings and diagrams courtesy of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center