Chicago Architecture Info
The New Roosevelt University Building
Address
425 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Image courtesy of Roosevelt University
Image courtesy of Roosevelt University
Image courtesy of Roosevelt University
Image courtesy of Roosevelt University
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