Next on our list of Chicago’s Tallest Countdown is Rush University Medical Center’s new 10-story cancer and neurosciences building at 1520 W Harrison Street in the northwest corner of Little Italy. Known as the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building following a significant gift from the namesake couple, the nearly completed facility stands 179 feet to its architectural pinnacle. Despite this height, planning documents indicate that a future expansion could bring the final height to 205 feet. The structure connects directly to the clover-shaped Rush University main building, with a 150-foot skybridge connecting the two edifices over Ashland Avenue.
Rush University Medical Center
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new medical building and future expansion at 1400 W Harrison Street in the Illinois Medical District. Bound by W Harrison Street to the south, S Loomis Street to the east, and the Eisenhower Expressway to the north, the building continues the mass expansion of the Rush University Medical Center. This second phase of construction leaves one last approved expansion pad on the land that used to hold student housing, while also extending the campus east a full city block.
Structural bridge pieces have now been lifted into place across the seven-lane span of Ashland Avenue, connecting Rush University Medical Center‘s main building to the new Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building. This 10-story structure at 1520 W Harrison Street will serve as a new cancer and neuroscience building for the Rush University medical campus, with programming for diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, infusion therapy, and integrated medicine.
Extensive work can be seen for the Skybridge component of Rush University Medical Center‘s Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building. This new 10-story cancer and neuroscience building that has topped in Little Italy, adjacently east of the Illinois Medical District at 1520 W Harrison Street.
Work on the exterior wall is currently progressing at the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building, a new 10-story cancer and neurosciences center planned for the Rush University medical complex. The project’s namesake honors the largest philanthropic gift in the hospital’s history from Joan and Paul Rubschlager, helping to fund the $450 million development.