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Rush University Medical Center #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 April 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

On Jan. 9, Rush University Medical Center unveiled its new 14-story hospital building just off the Eisenhower Expressway at Congress Parkway on the former site of several tennis courts. The new 304-bed Rush University Medical Center replaces the outdated Rush Hospital located nearby. The top five floors of the 14-floor hospital comprise the butterfly shape, which is readily identifiable as you drive down the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).

Architects took the traditional hospital cross shape and expanded the inside corners outward, creating the butterfly shape. This unique shape features four identical wing tips, each of which includes a "patient-care triangle." A clinical workstation is situated at each corner of the triangle, and within the triangle are resources that clinicians require to care for patients, including medication, nourishment and linens. Nurses are able to work easily around and within the triangle. This allows them to spend most of their time in the immediate vicinity of the patient rooms, which are located along the outside edges of the building to take advantage of natural light and great views.

In addition, every clinical workstation and patient room is standardized. This means everything is in the same place, allowing staff to find what they need as quickly as possible. This is particularly important during emergencies when time is of the essence.

Photo captured April 7, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/641 second F/5.0 ISO 100 52 mm

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a great dark sky to highlight the shot.

26 Apr 2012 5:30am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another super short of this lovely building

26 Apr 2012 5:39am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The glass has responded even more in this shot.

26 Apr 2012 6:54am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Some interesting theories build into this by the sound of your narrative . . it looks a little austere but I guess hospitals are not the place to get too excited !

26 Apr 2012 7:22am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful HDR, and very nice building too... Well done ! Have a lovely day :)

26 Apr 2012 7:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent angle - really brings out the dramatic design of the butterfly shape.

26 Apr 2012 9:43am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Your architectural HDR photography is superb, Steven. The amount of detail you capture is marvelous. Excellent shot!

26 Apr 2012 11:00am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A beautiful shot! Excellent framing!

26 Apr 2012 11:36am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful composition !

26 Apr 2012 12:04pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

once again a really fantastic HDR work

26 Apr 2012 1:32pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

nice processing result

26 Apr 2012 4:34pm

amir from mashhad, Iran


26 Apr 2012 7:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's great from any angle. Nicely shot.

26 Apr 2012 8:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous architecture! I like the many windows.

26 Apr 2012 9:04pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Outstanding building !!! Beautiful photo, nice processing ...

26 Apr 2012 10:08pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

WOW! This is like what you see in the magazines!!! Beautiful shot!!!!

26 Apr 2012 11:14pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is a fantastic image and marvelous HDR processing!

27 Apr 2012 12:55am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nicely captured and processed. i actually prefer the composition of the prior shot

27 Apr 2012 1:18am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful architecture shot.

27 Apr 2012 2:38am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

impressive architecture. very well taken

27 Apr 2012 3:26pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Your processing is superb here, a beautiful photo, Steven. Been a while since the last visit,
still having big trouble navigating my scroll down, getting worse.

30 Apr 2012 5:48am