It’s been a while since we checked in on East-West University’s Student Life Center (825 South Wabash Avenue), but it was worth the wait.
Project Manager Justin Peters sent over several pictures showing progress on the $35 million project. And even though it’s much smaller than its eye-catching neighbor, the Wabash Building at Roosevelt University, it certainly holds its own.
The facade looks great, and the interior light well harkens back to the days when this was de rigueur for Chicago buildings like the Railway Exchange Building and what is now Macy’s on State. If it works as well as similar light wells do in other recently built or renovated buildings, it should become quite the focal point, and an unifying force for the entire building.
It should be ready for the fall semester.