Status Update: Getting Down With OCP (Yeah, You Know Me)
Oct01

Status Update: Getting Down With OCP (Yeah, You Know Me)

In a remarkable twist of fate and design, Streeterville will not be saddled with yet another pre-cast beige concrete building with the word “Northwestern” on it. The latest pictures of construction progress at the hospital’s new Outpatient Care Pavilion (259 East Erie Street) show slivers of shiny blue glass creeping up from the lower floors, bringing light to a formerly dark corner of the neighborhood.  It actually...

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Status Update: Keeping Up With the Outpatients
Aug27

Status Update: Keeping Up With the Outpatients

  Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s new Outpatient Care Pavilion (259 East Erie Street) is chugging right along.  The building topped out at the end of July, but that doesn’t mean things will wrap up soon.  The project has a scheduled completion date of September, 2014 so there’s still a year’s of construction to go.  Because they are more complicated, broadly speaking hospitals take somewhat longer to build...

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Status Update: The Latest Beige Northwestern Building
May30

Status Update: The Latest Beige Northwestern Building

  If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “There just aren’t enough beige buildings in Chicago,” then Northwestern’s got your back. The pre-cast concrete panels that will make up the facade of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Pavilion (259 East Erie Street) are now being hoisted into place and attached to the outside of the building.  And, as expected, they’re in majestic...

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Status Update: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Pavilion
Apr05

Status Update: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Pavilion

  Northwestern University’s latest beige block continues to grow in the middle of Streeterville. When completed, the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion (259 East Erie Street) will be 25-stories tall — 14 stories of medical office space, 2 stories of retail, 7 floors of parking, and 2 mechanical floors. It is also fully buzzword-complient with “LEED certification,” for “world class...

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Status Update: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion
Jan30

Status Update: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion

Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s latest construction project is moving along swiftly.  The Outpatient Care Pavilion (240 East Ontario Street) will be a 25-story medical and office building that’s roughly 30% parking.  It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.  Like all new Northwestern projects, it has the two thing people living in Streeterville hate: Skywalks that suck the life out of what is supposed to be a...

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Northwestern Scales Back Streeterville Skyscraper Scheme

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which has been on a construction binge for much of the last decade, is moving ahead with plans for its newest skyscraper — a 24-story building at 259 East Erie Street. The institution presented a revised plan for the building to a meeting of neighbors this past Tuesday. Officially it will be known as The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion.  According to Crain’s Chicago...

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Briefly: Public Powwow, Hidden Housing, Gill’s Gawkers

There’s a public meeting tonight at 6:00pm about the proposed Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion to be built at 259 East Erie Street. The meeting will be held in Hughes Auditorium at 303 East Superior Street. Did you know there are residences on the top floors of 333 Wacker Drive? Wolford is coming to The Shops at North Bridge (520 North Michigan Avenue).  Thanks, Gold Coast spy! Overheard: “We come to...

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