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Part & Parcel

Part & Parcel
Part historic and part modern, part dorms, part offices, and part classrooms, Roosevelt University's 32-story vertical campus is also part done—it's halfway through its two-year construction period. And it's one of just two buildings going up in the CBD.
Steven Hoselton and Joe Caprile
Yesterday, Roosevelt's Steven Hoselton and development manager Jones Lang LaSalle's Joe Caprile showed us around the site, which was 18 stories at the core and 13 floors of steel. The $127Mstructure was funded by university bonds, and Steve tells us it'll be able to house more than 600 students on floors 14 to 32. They'll be able to go to class, eat meals, see their advisors, and work out without ever leaving building. (Yes, never leaving might negate the benefits of working out, but it'll be nice when it's still 36 degrees at the end of March.)
facade scafolding
The modern building will have glass that slants inward and outward on its east and west sides. Because one of the former buildings on the site was historic, the university left its old facade intact (you can see it peeking out from behind the scaffolding). The new tower will be connected to the 122-year-old Auditorium Building. Power Construction is the GC, and VOA is the architect.