Building Updates
Jan07

Building Updates

Another round of updates has been made to Chicago Architecture Info.  Here are the specifics: New Buildings Rush University Medical Center Hospital Tower 333 South Ashland Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication Notre Dame de Chicago Church Oxxford Clothes Factory Rush University Medical Center Triangle Office Building Rush University Medical Center Westgate Building Rush University Medical Center Midwest Orthopedic...

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Inside (and Outside) the New Rush Hospital

Rush University has spent the last few days showing off its new hospital at 1650 West Harrison Street, perched on the edge of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) just outside of The Loop.  There was a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 8th, and a smattering of television coverage following.  Unfortunately, with yet another Illinois politician being sentenced to prison time, Rush’s building didn’t get all of the...

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Quickie: Landscaping the Eisenhower/Blue Line?

Just a quick note — We hear that there is some preliminary work being done to investigate the possibility of landscaping the Blue Line in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). We don’t know if this will mean simply adding plants in the gravel and dirt areas that the trains aren’t using, or if it means adding some kind of deck over the rail line with a park. When we know more, you’ll know...

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Laying Out the Inside on the Outside

Google’s aerial photographs of different nooks and crannies of the world have occasionally turned up some peculiar things. One of them is in Chicago. In the Illinois Medical District, on the northwest corner of Ashland and Harrison — the site where Rush University is putting up a new hospital is a life-sized blueprint showing offices, hallways, columns, and stairwells. We don’t know if this was for a training...

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