Rush Bringing Medical Facility to South Loop High Rise
Jul01

Rush Bringing Medical Facility to South Loop High Rise

In April of this year, plans were unveiled to replace the art moderne/brutalist National Letter Carriers Association building at 1411 South Michigan Avenue with a 15-story high rise.   At the event, hosted by third ward Alderman Pat Dowell, developer Russland Capital Group detailed a plan that would see 199 residences built above a medical facility.  We now know more about that medical facility. Rush University Medical Center has...

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Wrecking Ball Flays Rush University Medical Center’s Jones Building
Feb15

Wrecking Ball Flays Rush University Medical Center’s Jones Building

The countdown began in September, when the City of Chicago issued four demolition permits for Rush University Medical Center to tear down four buildings on their west side campus. The oldest of those structures, the Jones Building, is the first to meet the wrecking ball. Built in 1888 as the Daniel A. Jones Hospital, the Jones Building at 1753 West Congress Parkway became obsolete when Rush completed its state-of-the-art, $575-million...

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Up Close: Rush University Medical Center’s New Campus
Dec22

Up Close: Rush University Medical Center’s New Campus

Yesterday we took a closer look at the eastern portion of the Near West Side block bounded by Jackson Boulevard, Wood Street, Ogden Avenue, Van Buren Street, and Damen Avenue.  Right now, this is the location of Malcolm X College, which is moving to a new building a block away.  The mentioned eastern portion of this block will become a new Chicago Blackhawks practice center when that happens. Today we turn our attention to the western...

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