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Design of New Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Taking Shape

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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is moving. Consistently ranked #1 nationally in patient care, the distinguished institute is leaving its current digs at 345 E. Superior Street for a new facility at 630 N. McClurg Court. Last June, RIC announced that it had jointly commissioned the firms of HDR and Gensler to design its new state-of-the-art hospital. And, thanks to Loopy at Skyscraper Page, we can glimpse the fruits of their labor. An early design suggestion, the sleek, boxy structure looks around 20 floors and 400 feet tall. RIC had toyed with the idea of going at least as high as 40 stories. The building is bound to be reworked again and again between now and its projected completion in 2016.. Stay tuned for more updates!
·RIC Selects Architects HDR/Gensler to Design RIC's New Research Hospital [Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago]
·Loopy at Skyscraperpage.com [Skyscraperpage.com]
·HDR and Gensler Picked to Design Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's New Streeterville Tower [Cityscapes]