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Under construction: New Rush hospital building catches the eye

(photo by Lee Bey)

The 14-story hospital building going up on the Rush University Medical Center campus won't be completed until next year--but I like it already.

A curvy building in a right-angled city, the 806,000 sq ft building on the southwest corner of Ashland and Congress Parkway--quite visible from traffic-clogged Eisenhower Expressway--stands out a bit. Perkins & Will designed the combination bedtower and surgical center, which looks like the architectural love child between the Watergate Hotel and old Prentice Women's Hospital on the Northwestern Medical Center campus.

Read more about it here.

(photo by Lee Bey)

(photo by Lee Bey)

The base of the building nicely references its recently-completed neighbor, the orthopedic building just to the south on Harrison.

(photo by Lee Bey)

The new buildings are part of a billion-dollar decade long plan to revitalize the Rush campus.

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