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If you take the Chicago Architecture Foundation's river tour, you learn the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower at 300 E. Randolph was built to grow. The 33-story structure was designed to accommodate upward expansion, and apparently the time for that expansion has come: with construction set to start next year, look for another 24 stories by the end of the decade.

 
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