Jeanne Gang to Pierce the U.C. Campus With a Residential Tower

Drawing of the proposed new University of Chicago dining hall and dorm. Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects.

Drawing of the proposed new University of Chicago dining hall and dorm. Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects.

Today the University of Chicago unveiled its plans to build a new cafeteria and residential tower on the northern edge of its Hyde Park campus, replacing the existing Pierce Tower and Dining Commons building (5514 South University Avenue).

The current Pierce Tower at the University of Chicago. It would be razed to make way for the new project.

Jeanne Gang, best known for her iconic Aqua tower in The Loop, designed the new buildings in partnership with Mortenson Construction, which seem to have a retro brutalist theme combined with modern angles.

The high rise will be the home of 800 students when completed in 2016, and the university hopes it will be granted LEED Gold status.

 

 

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