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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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Roosevelt University Tower | 469 ft | 32 fl | T/O

Height: 469 ft
Floor count: 32
Location: 421-25 South Wabash
Neighborhood: Loop
Construction end: 2011
Architect: VOA
Developer: John Buck Company










I hope no one minds me taking this out of the South Loop thread, but this forum could use more activity.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Roosev...onstruct/8972/
Roosevelt U. Will Construct 32-Story Building With Classrooms and Housing
By Lawrence Biemiller


Basement
Space for physical resources
Space for textbook storage
Mechanical systems

First Floor
Two-story main lobby
Admissions office
Security desk
Bookstore entrance at the Fine Arts Annex
Seven elevators

Mezzanine
Financial aid
Student accounts
Advising
Portion of the registrar’s office
Academic Success Center

Second Floor
Dining center with 313 seats; open to students and faculty and staff members
Bridge connecting the dining center with the Fainman Lounge in the Auditorium Building (the bridge and another connection to Auditorium Building will make this floor a campus crossroads)
Catering services

Third Floor
Large multipurpose room for lectures, movies, concerts
Career-services offices
Offices for student activities and student organizations
TV lounge

Fourth Floor
Conference area for 100 people with large, medium, and small conference rooms
Catering services
Rehearsal space for the Auditorium Theatre

Fifth Floor
Recreation center open to students and faculty and staff members with weights and cardiovascular equipment
Two multipurpose rooms for exercise, yoga, and martial arts
Locker rooms

Sixth Floor
Large classrooms holding 96 and 108 students
Two smaller classrooms
Conference room

Seventh Floor

Chemistry floor with two teaching labs and one research lab
Faculty offices

Eighth Floor
Biology floor, with three teaching labs, student-research lab, and conference room
Departmental offices

Ninth Floor
Biology-research lab
Faculty offices
Physics teaching lab
78-student classroom
Conference room

10th Floor
Four general classrooms
Learning laboratory
Small rooms for breakout meetings

11th Floor

24 private offices for the College of Business Administration
One tiered and one regular classroom

12th Floor
Offices for the business dean and assistant deans
Learning-lab trading floor
Classrooms
Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate

13th Floor
Offices for the president, provost, and CFO and their staffs
Two conference rooms

14th Floor
Transfer floor to student housing
Security sesk
Resident-life offices
Program room for meetings
Three elevators that go up to residential floors; four elevators that go down, serving the rest of the building

15th Floor
Laundry room
TV Room

16th to 31st Floors
Hhousing for more than 600 students (double and single suites)
Rooms for residence assistants
Student lounges facing east, toward Lake Michigan
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:35 AM   #3
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/educati...orm09.article#

Roosevelt University 'vertical campus' going up in February
Dave Newbart


Construction is scheduled to start in February on Roosevelt University's new 32-story "vertical campus'' at 421-25 S. Wabash.



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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:24 AM   #4
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The concrete outcropping throws me off a bit... Looks like a last minute addition to add some extra square footage. The angles and texture on the glass provides plenty of abstraction for me. At least the base looks clean. Regardless I still think its a decent addition to the skyline and will be interesting to watch.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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Gonna be a great addition to the skyline
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:42 AM   #6
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Man, I don't know how many vertical schools there are in the US, but looking at this and seeing the proposed floor use makes me giddy.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:58 AM   #7
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Man, I don't know how many vertical schools there are in the US, but looking at this and seeing the proposed floor use makes me giddy.
^ Me too. A tripling in dorm rooms and the addition of usable school space with zero addition of parking
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Old December 16th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #8
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I agree the concrete part is a head-scratcher, but everything else more than makes up for it.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #9
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It's a tale of two buildings. The glassy portion is obviously beautiful. The concrete side, I'm not so sure about.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 08:53 PM   #10
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The north side isn't pretty, but remember that Buckingham Phase II will rise next door and is only ~50ft shorter.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #11
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Also, the less attractive side will not be visible in the "postcard" shot from Adler.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #12
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The north side isn't pretty, but remember that Buckingham Phase II will rise next door and is only ~50ft shorter.
^ Could I get a memory refresher what the Buckingham Phase II is? Thanks
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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #13
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For high school juniors & seniors heading out on college visits, a tour that shows off the living accommodations that Roosevelt will have to offer should provide a lasting impression on many of those visiting students, which in turn could provide an added boost to the schools continuing efforts to attract students. Construction is a bit behind schedule, as initially it was to begin this past summer. But regardless, I'm thrilled to see this coming to fruition.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #14
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^ Could I get a memory refresher what the Buckingham Phase II is? Thanks
Designed by SCB, it will be located on the SE corner of Wabash and Van Buren. The building to its immediate right in this rendering is Roosevelt University Tower. Just imagine how improved this intersection will be once (if) these buildings are complete.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #15
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^ Ahh, that's right. Is this the tower that Pander-hack Fioretti is trying to hold up until a school affiliation is announced?
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Old December 18th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #16
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I think that's a different project:
http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/0...tall_dormitory
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Old December 18th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #17
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^ From the article it looks like he's pulling that crap with both developments.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #18
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This is probably an either hate or love project. I gotta say, this looks hideous to me, especially that first rendering. I'm not against modern architecture, but this is too weird for me. Perhaps it will grow on me
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Old December 18th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #19
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The first rendering is probably my favorite. I love the shape & coloring. The only thing that I'm less than thrilled with is the northern side, but as already pointed out, most of that will hopefully be covered by the proposed tower next to it.

(though if I'm being extra picky, I wish the RU tower had an extra 31 feet to make the 500 foot mark)
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Old December 19th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #20
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Wow, what does the intersection look like right now? The massing on this block will be great in the future.
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