daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



 

 
Thread Tools
Old January 5th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #681
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,942
Likes (Received): 54

http://news.uchicago.edu/news.php?asset_id=2202

Laboratory Schools early childhood facility named for alumnus Earl Shapiro
January 4, 2011


...Earl Shapiro Hall will be located in the 5800 block of South Stony Island Avenue. The City Council approved the plans for the early childhood campus in November. Construction on the new building is scheduled to begin next fall, with completion projected for summer 2013.
spyguy no está en línea  

Sponsored Links
 
Old January 30th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #682
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,942
Likes (Received): 54

UofC Lab - Shapiro Hall



spyguy no está en línea  
Old January 31st, 2011, 09:58 PM   #683
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,942
Likes (Received): 54

Logan Arts Center update

Web Services - IT Services/ flickr

Web Services - IT Services/ flickr

Web Services - IT Services/ flickr
spyguy no está en línea  
Old January 31st, 2011, 10:29 PM   #684
Urbanight
Registered User
 
Urbanight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 311
Likes (Received): 0

^

How come IIT haven't built crap in years? Its seems like the only college in this city that is not expanding.
Urbanight no está en línea  
Old February 3rd, 2011, 04:52 AM   #685
untitledreality
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 227
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urbanight View Post

How come IIT haven't built crap in years? Its seems like the only college in this city that is not expanding.
With a diminishing student population there really isn't a need for lots of new construction. On top of that, a good portion of the main campus is landmark protested, so it makes more sense to invest in the existing structures since you have to keep them anyways. It is a huge campus for roughly 7,000 total students, many of which commute to the area... if enrollment starts to blossom once again you will see more expansion.

ps... are the 2003 works of Rem Koolhaas and Helmut Jahn not recent enough for you?
untitledreality no está en línea  
Old February 16th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #686
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,942
Likes (Received): 54

Poetry Foundation

spyguy no está en línea  
Old March 2nd, 2011, 03:33 AM   #687
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,942
Likes (Received): 54

Northwestern's new Bienen School of Music should start construction this spring





spyguy no está en línea  
Old March 8th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #688
aic4ever
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urbanight View Post
^

How come IIT haven't built crap in years? Its seems like the only college in this city that is not expanding.
They have been redeveloping existing buildings significantly of late. They most recently completed the Technology Park, just to the west of IIT Tower, in what was before that a nearly entirely unused building. Before that, they did renovations of two of their lecture halls on 33rd Street, upgrading the mechanical systems and replacing the windows. Before that was the Helmut Jahn dorms which were preceded by the Campus Center. Main Building also got an ADA upgrade that included a new elevator and reworked bathrooms, along with some other interior remodeling.

I am not aware as to whether they carried them out yet, but there were also plans in the works to do gut/rehabs on what are commonly referred to as the "married dorms" on the north end of campus, just south of the baseball field.

The school has been building new or renovating for about a decade now and isn't planning to stop.

The master plan for the campus involves reworking the entire "quad" area where the fraternities and sororities currently reside, though this is currently, and will remain, a highly politicized task, as the school is very passively aggressively attempting to force the entire greek community off campus. This will prove difficult as most of the fraternities have very strong contracts in place to remain where they are and don't plan on going anywhere if they're not getting brand new houses out of the school accompanied by guarantees that they can remain on campus.
aic4ever no está en línea  
Old April 13th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #689
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,942
Likes (Received): 54

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/4...an-avenue.html

New Pritzker Military Library opens on South Michigan Avenue
BY KARA SPAK


U.S. military forces have advanced onto Michigan Avenue.

The uniforms, medals, flags and thousands of military-related books in the Pritzker Military Library were recently transferred to spacious new digs at 104 S. Michigan Ave., across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 40,000 square feet, the private nonprofit foundation aims to tell in a nonpartisan way the story of the military through the lives of the men and women who have served in uniform.
spyguy no está en línea  
Old April 16th, 2011, 03:24 AM   #690
NittanyBLUE2002
JoePa4Eva
 
NittanyBLUE2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lower Manhattan
Posts: 254
Likes (Received): 1

Would be willing to bet that the architect of NU's school of music is the same as Penn State's graduate school of law.

__________________

Welcome To The Whitehouse

the biggest house in college football
NittanyBLUE2002 no está en línea  
Old April 16th, 2011, 03:36 AM   #691
NittanyBLUE2002
JoePa4Eva
 
NittanyBLUE2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lower Manhattan
Posts: 254
Likes (Received): 1

Good thing nobody took me up on the bet!

Penn State's Dickinson School of Law was designed by New York City's Ennead Architects while Northwestern's Bienen School of Music was designed by Chicago's very own Goettsch Partners.
__________________

Welcome To The Whitehouse

the biggest house in college football
NittanyBLUE2002 no está en línea  
Old April 16th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #692
Ordoseclorum
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by NittanyBLUE2002 View Post
Good thing nobody took me up on the bet!

Penn State's Dickinson School of Law was designed by New York City's Ennead Architects while Northwestern's Bienen School of Music was designed by Chicago's very own Goettsch Partners.
I guess it's off topic, but that Penn State law building infuriates me. It looks nice, but you can't touch it. It's set off in the center of a field for no apparent reason, way off on the edge of campus. It's beautiful, but they might as well have put it in the center of a big, deadening Soviet plaza.
Ordoseclorum no está en línea  
Old April 22nd, 2011, 09:07 AM   #693
petey2428
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 86
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by NittanyBLUE2002 View Post
Would be willing to bet that the architect of NU's school of music is the same as Penn State's graduate school of law.


reminds me of University of Illinois's Temple Hoyne Buell Hall which is also set off in a hidden corner of the South Quad.

petey2428 no está en línea  
Old May 19th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #694
i_am_hydrogen
muted
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,186
Likes (Received): 101

Beneath this bubble, a book-storing marvel; Jahn's ambitious design for new Mansueto Library will prove good for students as well as their research material

Cityscapes by Blair Kamin
May 18, 2011


Call it the Book Bubble. The Dome for Tomes. Or the Spaceship That Made Reading Oh-So-Cool.

However you describe it, Chicago architect Helmut Jahn’s audacious new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago is a convention-busting marvel, pairing a soaring elliptical dome that shelters a grand reading room with a dramatic underground storage space in which giant robotic cranes retrieve books stacked in mausoleum-like bins of stainless steel.

Mark my word: a sci-fi thriller or a movie like “The Social Network” will be shot in this library someday. It is an ingeniously conceived and largely well-executed design, one that students seem to love because it lets natural light pour inside, liberating them from the university’s dimly-lit reading rooms.

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....ill-prove.html

All images are from: http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/






Robotic book retrieval system
__________________
flickrgallery
i_am_hydrogen no está en línea  
Old July 6th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #695
spyguy
Expert
 
spyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,942
Likes (Received): 54

Milton Friedman Institute (University of Chicago)





spyguy no está en línea  


 

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu