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WestsideLA Sep 28, 2020 10:50 PM

At 4:07 in this video PME Dean Matthew Tirrell confirms the school plans to expand to "the north and the northwest", which means the adjacent buildings are toast and will be replaced, as expected.

https://youtu.be/iZ-fqUrNkdU

WestsideLA Oct 1, 2020 10:22 PM

And now night time views thanks to Twitter:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhPycWcX...jpg&name=small
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhPyeVNW...jpg&name=small
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhPyfZyX...jpg&name=small
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhPygrrW...jpg&name=small

WestsideLA Oct 20, 2020 7:25 PM

Rubenstein Forum drone video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DZ-uExHRg0

Also, drone view form Midway showing Rube and Woodlawn Commons about :43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bfIviRP4wI

WestsideLA Oct 25, 2020 5:36 AM

Drone view of Rockefeller also giving a nice view of many of the new buildings in Hyde Park:
https://youtu.be/mUNP_9bpa0I

WestsideLA Oct 29, 2020 8:09 PM

Reviewer isn't quite sure what to make of the Rube:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...5zm-story.html

sentinel Oct 29, 2020 9:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WestsideLA (Post 9089475)
Reviewer isn't quite sure what to make of the Rube:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...5zm-story.html

Sigh..Blair Kamin. Sometimes his reviews are thoughtful, but for the most part, he's a parochial, bloviating jerk.

ChiTownWonder Oct 31, 2020 5:25 AM

Seemed like he liked it while adding a preface that he hates egotistical design which was quite... egotistic

sentinel Oct 31, 2020 4:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiTownWonder (Post 9090861)
Seemed like he liked it while adding a preface that he hates egotistical design which was quite... egotistic

I think the Archpaper article is better just by virtue of the fact that they actually interview/talk with the architects, which is missing from Kamin's take. That type of one-on-one helps illuminate the logic behind a design, but a writer like Kamin isn't interested in that, because then he wouldn't be able to ramble on and on. Ego indeed, and one the reasons I find him to be repellent.

WestsideLA Nov 20, 2020 9:17 PM

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...iest-buildings

WestsideLA Nov 21, 2020 10:59 PM

I prefer the former. The latter looks likes a Soviet prison.

https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/...0/v1/-1x-1.jpg

https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/...Q/v1/-1x-1.jpg

WestsideLA Nov 27, 2020 9:40 PM

Here are the projects that I am aware of in the planning phase in Hyde Park. Does anyone know of anything else major?

1) Harper Court Phase II
2) Parking garage / rec center by Woodlawn Commons / Keller Center
3) new building for Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
4) Cancer Hospital
5) new dorm (there's said to be talk of one more dorm to help house all the undergrads)

r18tdi Nov 30, 2020 6:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WestsideLA (Post 9118783)
Here are the projects that I am aware of in the planning phase in Hyde Park. Does anyone know of anything else major?

Does the OPC count?

Segun Nov 30, 2020 6:18 PM

Question, can anyone enter the Rube to take aerial pics?

WestsideLA Dec 1, 2020 1:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segun (Post 9120583)
Question, can anyone enter the Rube to take aerial pics?

The Law School is holding some classes in the Rube:

"September 28 In-person and blended classes begin to meet at the Law School and the Rubenstein Forum. Library opens."

https://www.law.uchicago.edu/autumn-2020

So the building is open in some manner. I am not (necessarily) suggesting you pretend to be a Law School student.

Or just pose as a donor, and then they will welcome you with open arms.

WestsideLA Dec 1, 2020 1:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9120572)
Does the OPC count?

Seems like it, but I thought people on this forum pretend OPC doesn't exist.

Segun Dec 1, 2020 6:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WestsideLA (Post 9121164)
The Law School is holding some classes in the Rube:

"September 28 In-person and blended classes begin to meet at the Law School and the Rubenstein Forum. Library opens."

https://www.law.uchicago.edu/autumn-2020

So the building is open in some manner. I am not (necessarily) suggesting you pretend to be a Law School student.

Or just pose as a donor, and then they will welcome you with open arms.

Thank you. Working on my Atticus Finch impersonation.

SIGSEGV Dec 1, 2020 6:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Segun (Post 9121323)
Thank you. Working on my Atticus Finch impersonation.

Current COVID-19 restrictions at UChicago mean that you likely need to be specifically granted card access to the building. At least, I'm pretty sure my card currently only opens my building (and only because I have "essential" lab access).

WestsideLA Dec 2, 2020 5:08 PM

The Maroon mentions this new building near the hospital. The master plan shows that is supposed to (eventually) be an expansion of the parking garage. Don't know if this is a temporary or long-term building.

https://www.chicagomaroon.com/articl...-support-larg/

sentinel Dec 2, 2020 5:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WestsideLA (Post 9122845)
The Maroon mentions this new building near the hospital. The master plan shows that is supposed to (eventually) be an expansion of the parking garage. Don't know if this is a temporary or long-term building.

https://www.chicagomaroon.com/articl...-support-larg/

It's permanent, intended as a replacement for the current high bay research building that will eventually be replaced to make room for a massive new research building near ERC, which is being planned for completion by the middle of the decade.

WestsideLA Dec 2, 2020 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 9122882)
It's permanent, intended as a replacement for the current high bay research building that will eventually be replaced to make room for a massive new research building near ERC, which is being planned for completion by the middle of the decade.

Interesting. And the Governor did say recently the State will still be contributing money for a UChicago building...

https://youtu.be/AbCB57NJwaA


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