Thursday, May 22, 2008
ChicagoRound: St. Joseph Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital sits at Diversey and Lake Shore Drive in the extreme southeast corner of the Boystown area. More importantly, it overlooks one of the free Gatorade stations set up by Fleet Feet every weekend morning along the lakefront running trail. I've been admiring the building's organic shapes and funky 1962 architecture for eight years, and I love the way the way its aqua accents and its gently undulating pediment reflect the waves of nearby Lake Michigan.