The New Roosevelt University Building
425 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
|Maximum length||170 feet/51 meters|
- 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