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Old November 13th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #161
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New Loyola Water Tower Campus details:
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There was a piece on Loyola's plans for their new School of Business building at the Watertower campus this week. Quick stats, it is going to be 9 floors along Pearson with a privately developed tower behind it at the corner of state at Chestnut. It is going to look similar to the Info commons at lakeshore but 3 times as tall and minus the postmodernist elements on the ends. They are going for LEED certification, potentially Platinum, and the most prominant feature of this will be a 9 story glass atrium along Pearson that will act as a heat chimney.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #162
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Children's Memorial

Here's a shot of the rendering from the construction sign and one of what appears to be a mock-up of the curtain wall with windows (it's located on a vacant Nortwestern Memorial lot at McClurg and Ontario.



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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #163
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Ah, so that's what that mock-up is for. Based on that facade piece (which may be subject to change), it looks like C.M. is set to be uninspiring and should blend in perfectly with the surroundings.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #164
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Here's a shot of the rendering from the construction sign and one of what appears to be a mock-up of the curtain wall with windows (it's located on a vacant Nortwestern Memorial lot at McClurg and Ontario.



Ugh! a big B_O_X.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 08:09 PM   #165
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Ah, so that's what that mock-up is for. Based on that facade piece (which may be subject to change), it looks like C.M. is set to be uninspiring and should blend in perfectly with the surroundings.
It's a hospital. I think that CM's priorities would be WAY off if they spent a ton of money on building a dazzling exterior of their building, at the expense of money that could be spent on more dotors, nurses, other personnel, equipment, new technology, R&D, etc.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #166
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It's a hospital. I think that CM's priorities would be WAY off if they spent a ton of money on building a dazzling exterior of their building, at the expense of money that could be spent on more dotors, nurses, other personnel, equipment, new technology, R&D, etc.
One of the most frustrating counter-criticisms. You don't have to be profligate to be innovative. See VDT, Jeanne Gang, etc.
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One of the most frustrating counter-criticisms. You don't have to be profligate to be innovative. See VDT, Jeanne Gang, etc.
I agree it looks more like a fortress; than a hospital. The architecture of a hospital should say "I want to be there.", not stay away!
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Old November 25th, 2008, 04:12 AM   #168
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Of course, architects who design buildings that are boxes often say, "The public doesn't understand the architecture."

That sort of arrogance has brought us many ugly boxes in this city.

With the new Children's Memorial, the legacy continues. Stupid people who want to feel smart will try to put down those who don't "understand" the boxes.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 03:07 AM   #169
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It's a hospital. I think that CM's priorities would be WAY off if they spent a ton of money on building a dazzling exterior of their building, at the expense of money that could be spent on more dotors, nurses, other personnel, equipment, new technology, R&D, etc.
I wasn't making any claims as to where money for a project of this kind should and shouldn't be allocated. And, as others have just stated, good design need not cost anything extra. Just more thinking.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #170
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I agree it looks more like a fortress; than a hospital. The architecture of a hospital should say "I want to be there.", not stay away!
Not to be sarcastic, but I don't really know of anyone who would "want to be there [in a hospital]." I think given an option, no matter how award-winning/beautiful/innovative/ ect. architecture was, any sane person would opt to stay away.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 04:26 PM   #171
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Not to be sarcastic, but I don't really know of anyone who would "want to be there [in a hospital]." I think given an option, no matter how award-winning/beautiful/innovative/ ect. architecture was, any sane person would opt to stay away.
Well, when it's necessary to be confined in a hospital and you do not have a choice; would it be better to be confined in hospital that's says "Welcome, it's nice to be here (even though you don't want to be here.)
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Well, when it's necessary to be confined in a hospital and you do not have a choice; would it be better to be confined in hospital that's says "Welcome, it's nice to be here (even though you don't want to be here.)
But how much time would someone who is confined in a hospital be looking at the exterior of the hospital? I think that whether a hospital says "welcome, it's nice to be here" or not, almost solely depends on how nice the INTERIOR is, not the exterior.
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But how much time would someone who is confined in a hospital be looking at the exterior of the hospital? I think that whether a hospital says "welcome, it's nice to be here" or not, almost solely depends on how nice the INTERIOR is, not the exterior.
You be looking at the exterior when you are not confined; and that would be your first impression, which would probably affect your decison to be there in the first place.
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You be looking at the exterior when you are not confined; and that would be your first impression, which would probably affect your decison to be there in the first place.
Call me crazy, but my decision on what hospital/doctor to go to is usually based on the quality of care.
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Call me crazy, but my decision on what hospital/doctor to go to is usually based on the quality of care.
TRUE, but this forum is about ARCHITECTURE!
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Old December 4th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #176
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As a nurse, i encourage my patients to stay healthy and stay away from the hospital, unless they're due for a check up or need emergency care. I used to work at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and despite its bland exterior the interior was very hotel-ish, especially the patient rooms.

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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #177
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http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.co...ws.pl?id=32885

Fourth Presbyterian scraps condo tower plan
By Alby Gallun, Feb. 04, 2009


The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago has given up on its controversial plan to let a developer build a condominium tower next to the historic Michigan Avenue church.

...Fourth Presbyterian is starting to work on Plan B to meet its space needs, possibly by constructing a small building for itself on the site.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #178
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Anyone know what building this was they're talking about?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #179
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It was called (surprise) Fourth Presbyterian Church Tower.

The first pic I could find via Google:
http://justinberzon.com/FourthPresbyterianChurch.htm
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Thanks Flubnut, I never knew of this project.
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