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Perkins + Will's Rush Building Reaches 'Substantial Completion'

One of the most interesting new buildings to be built in Chicago in recent memory is almost finished. A press release announces that Perkins + Will's large, butterfly-shaped new Rush University hospital building overlooking the Eisenhower Expressway at Ashland Ave. has reached 'substantial completion.' Workers are now moving medical equipment into the building in preparation for the January opening. The new building is bold and curvy, and as Vince Micheal (who went as far as to call it "the next great new building in Chicago") recently pointed out on his Time Tells blog, the design is strikingly similar to Bertrand Goldberg's old Prentice Women's Hospital, which is in danger of being demolished. According to the press release, the new hospital building will seek LEED gold certification, and according to the Perkins + Will website, it'll have rooftop gardens.
· Six-Month Countdown Begins for New Rush Hospital Building [PR Newswire]
· Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago [Time Tells]