Chicago Architecture Info

The New Roosevelt University Building

Address
425 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Basic Information
Designed by VOA
Cost $110,000,000
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Floors: 32
Maximum length 170 feet/51 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Levels above grade: 32
  • Levels below grade: 1
  • Site size: 17,000 square feet
  • Beds: 615
  • Architecture firm: VOA
  • This building joins the historic Auditorium Building at four points.
  • At the time of its completion, this is expected to be the second-tallest university building in the United States.
  • At the time of its completion, this is expected to be the sixth-tallest university building in the world.
  • This building replaced the 364-bed Herman Crown Center with a residential component with 615 beds.
  • This building was inspired by Constantin Brâncuşi's 1926 Endless Column.
  • This building was inspired by Sol Lewitt's 1986 Wall Drawing.
  • This building was inspired by the 1961 Commissariat of Heavy Industry competition entry for Moscow by Ivan Leonidov.
  • This building was inspired by Chicago's 1957 Inland Steel Building.
  • This building was designed to look good from the CTA elevated rail line.
  • This building is divided into "residential," "student union," and "academic" neighborhoods.
  • The east, west, and south facades are various shades of tinted glass.
  • December, 2008: Herman Crown Hall was closed.
  • November, 2009: Demolition of Herman Crown Hall began.
  • November, 2009: This building was announced.
  • April, 2010: Groundbreaking
  • January, 2012: Completion