The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board has approved the new medical building at 5654 S Drexel Avenue within the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. Sitting on the intersection with E 57th Street and replacing a surface parking lot, the new building will be the first free-standing cancer pavilion in the city. The university and UChicago Medicine are behind the proposal which is being designed by local firm CannonDesign.
A third permit for the expansion of Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Lake View has been approved, clearing the way for full-scale construction. The project at 900 W Nelson Street consists of two sub-phases, eventually leading to the construction of an eight-story hospital wing.
Installation of white metal paneling has commenced on the five-story Rush Specialty Hospital, located at 516 S Loomis Street in Little Italy. This medical edifice is an expansion to the Rush University Medical Campus and…
The first tower crane permit has been issued for the next expansion phase of Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital in Lake View. Spanning eight occupiable floors and encompassing 10 levels in total, the 900 W Nelson Street project is divided into two sub-phases. The current sub-phase, Phase 03A, will be the construction of three occupiable floors and four total levels. This now-underway addition will adjoin an adjacent medical building completed in 2015. Following this, Phase 03B will yield another five occupiable floors and six added levels (excluding the under-hanging mechanical floor) built atop the Phase 03A structure.
The Prentice Women’s Hospital building was once an architecturally iconic structure standing at 333 E Superior Street in the Streeterville neighborhood. In this edition of the “Lost Legends” series, we explore the history of the original Prentice Women’s Hospital building and its cutting-edge care, the vision of its architect, the hospital’s relocation and subsequent demolition of the structure, as well as its present-day replacement.