Touring the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center with Power Construction

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center

Northwestern University’s Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center.

Great big huge Thank You to Brian Tuffy and Power Construction for a tour Friday of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center in Streeterville. Now topped out with the ceremonial purple beam in place, the 14-story Phase One can expect lots of curtain wall installation in the coming weeks.

As for those two tower cranes, they’ll be around for another month or so. Phase Two, which will see 16 additional stories added to the current phase, won’t begin anytime soon, and tower cranes ain’t free just because you aren’t using them.

Photos galore:

The beginning of the pedestrian bridge over Superior Street that will connect the S-Q Center to 320 East Superior.

Some of the work being done on the four below-ground levels.

Elevator shafts, from below and above. Taken with great bravery.

Tower cranes. They’ll be around a couple more months.

Views from inside the upper floors.

Finally, the massive generator on the ground floor that will power the entire facility in case of a power outage.




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