Originally Posted by summersm343
^^The building looks amazing. Both from a design and patient viewpoint.
I have to stick to my guns and say that this design is a pretty serious disappointment for a >$1 Billion project ($1.5 BIL according to Philly Business Journal). When you get the whole picture of the building, it's pretty bland and uninspired, and doesn't really communicate well with anything nearby.
For comparison, other major recent hospital projects in the billion dollar range:
Johns Hopkins New Hospital Expansion ($1.1 billion, 2012)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Lurie Children's Hospital Chicago ($915 million, 2012)
Compared to other billion dollar hospitals, I think we got shafted.