Simpson Querrey? or Simpson Quarry? Northwestern’s Deep Dig
Apr12

Simpson Querrey? or Simpson Quarry? Northwestern’s Deep Dig

With caisson work having wrapped up, crews have turned their attention to digging a foundation at the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine on Northwestern University‘s Chicago campus. Construction got underway in September at 333 East Superior Street, the former site of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital. The Simpson-Querrey Building, designed by Perkins + Will,  is being...

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Helicopters vs. High Rises: Round 63

The ongoing tug-of-war between Children’s Memorial Hospital (225 East Chicago Avenue) and the usual north side NIMBYs will move two steps forward this week. For those joining this soap opera already in progress, CMH is spending a frightening amount of money building  a new state-of-the-art facility in the Gold Coast to replace its aging property in Lincoln Park.  That building includes a helipad on the roof that will hopefully...

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Status Update: University of Chicago New Hospital Pavilion Project

A crane towers over Hyde Park as it assembles the University of Chicago’s New Hospital Pavilion Project. Hopefully that’s a temporary name.  The 10+1-story project designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects & Cannon Design should be done in 2012, and will add 1.2 million square feet of space to the medical...

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Last Chance To Dance: Lakefront VA Hospital Almost Gone

For the last eight months or so, demolition crews have been very methodically and very loudly disassembling the old VA hospital in the heart of Streeterville .  If you’ve never seen the X-shaped building or have some attachment to it, better pay your respects soon, before it’s too late. What used to be four wings 15 stories tall is now down to just three, and those won’t last long. The VA sold the hospital...

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