Directly across from the rapidly developing UI Health Outpatient Center, the new UI Health Welcome Atrium at 1740 W Taylor Street can also be seen making extensive progress in the Illinois Medical District. This new two-story glass-clad lobby attaches directly to the hospital’s main building, and has been designed with several purposes in mind. According to an overview on UI Health’s website, the new addition will “improve access, circulation, and wayfinding for patients, visitors, and staff,” while also strengthening brand and image for the hospital and creating a sense of comfort and security for visitors.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Structural work has surpassed the fourth floor mark for a five-story residential building located at 5440 N Sheridan Road in Edgewater. Developer Cedar St. Companies has planned for a total of 78 rental units, distributed across 72 standard apartment layouts and six townhome-style layouts. The townhomes will be accessible from the street, and will each come with three bedrooms. The traditional-styled residences will consist of studios up through two-bedroom units.
Work has begun on a 15-story condominium building known as Embry, located at 21 N May Street in West Loop. The 207-foot-tall boutique tower will replace a pair of previously demolished masonry buildings along the relatively quiet May Street, just north of the busier Madison Street intersection. Given its height, the tower would have ranked 24th in Chicago YIMBY’s 2021 countdown of tallest construction developments.
Recent photos show structural work now rising above grade for University of Illinois Chicago‘s planned five-story computer science wing, known as the Computer Design Research And Learning Center. With work having commenced this past summer, the structure is set to replace a former parking lot at Little Italy‘s 900 W Taylor Street. This curvy addition will attach directly to the existing UIC Science and Engineering Labs building, while offering more than 135,00 square of new programming.
Facade work can be seen in its final act at the new UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics building in the Illinois Medical District. The six-story building has replaced a former vacant lot situated just south of the hospital’s main building at the address of 1009 S Wood Street.