After years of planning, Northwestern University is officially ready to break ground on its new 12 story biomedical research center in Streeterville. Designed by Perkins + Will, the curvy glass complex will replace the now permanently erased Prentice Women's Hospital from Bertrand Goldberg. Thanks to a $92 million gift from Northwestern alum Louis Simpson and his wife Kimberly Querrey, the new 600,000 square foot Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center will provide plenty of room for scientists researching heart disease, cancer and genetics. While the brutalist Prentice has been reduced to dust, expect to see crews working on this new sliced-minimalist complex in the coming months. Sorry folks, Northwestern has indicated that the groundbreaking will be a private event.
·Northwestern to Break Ground on New Research Center in 2015 [Curbed Chicago]
·Northwestern's Biomedical Research Tower Gets New Look [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Prentice Women's Hospital coverage [Curbed Chicago]