The new Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is a $654 million, 14-story, butterfly-shaped structure designed by a team from Perkins+Will. It is the "nation's first facility designed to provide care for patients involved in chemical, biological, and radiological disasters," according to Dr. Dino Rumoro, RUMC chairman of emergency medicine. The building, which has several green roofs and makes ample use of energy- and water-saving measures, is awaiting LEED certification.

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