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the urban politician May 19, 2016 7:49 PM

^ Awesome! Get her done

untitledreality May 19, 2016 11:36 PM

^^ That is very nice. Pleasant blending of complimentary facade types, high height all glass retail space, holds the corner, active uses on every floor, and it is replacing a surface lot. Great neighborhood development, I'll take another 100 iterations please.

marothisu May 19, 2016 11:59 PM

That's a good looking building.

UChicagoLand May 20, 2016 2:30 AM

Yes, I do like it now. It has a more sophisticated, urban look. Not some bland suburban holiday inn or Hampton inn look.

urbanpln May 20, 2016 1:31 PM

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Originally Posted by UChicagoLand (Post 7447913)
Yes, I do like it now. It has a more sophisticated, urban look. Not some bland suburban holiday inn or Hampton inn look.

That is a nice looking building!

ardecila May 20, 2016 2:50 PM

Reminds me of some of the more traditional infill in the DC area. I like it! Good urban design.

UChicagoLand May 24, 2016 12:45 AM

Based on this rendering, I'm assuming they are knocking down that building that is currently between the alley and the parking lot, serving for the moment as a branch of UCPD (West side of the alley).

chikid May 24, 2016 4:49 PM

BTW if anyone is interested there is this cool event that is free that talks about the University of Chicago and how they are building and designing their campus buildings: http://www.microdesk.com/Education/E...Through-Design.

I think I am going to register myself. Anyone want to go?

UChicagoLand May 26, 2016 12:36 AM

The preliminary design for the Rube has been released:

https://news.uchicago.edu/article/20...benstein-forum

UChicagoLand May 26, 2016 1:15 AM

Once the Rube opens, I'm going up in the air traffic control tower and directing planes to land on the Midway.

UChicagoLand May 26, 2016 6:15 AM

Further details on the Rube:

http://www.designboom.com/architectu...go-05-25-2016/

Jim in Chicago May 26, 2016 4:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UChicagoLand (Post 7453777)

Opening up entrances to the North and South mirrors the approach taken for the Logan Center, which was to be more welcoming to the neighborhood to the south.

Actually, at first blush this building feels very much like the Logan Center in general.

Via Chicago May 26, 2016 7:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 7448288)
Reminds me of some of the more traditional infill in the DC area. I like it! Good urban design.

it looks like a lot of the stuff going up in Fulton market. had to do a double take to make sure this was still the hyde park thread

wish all of the city would get stuff like this!

Jibba May 26, 2016 8:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim in Chicago (Post 7454102)
Opening up entrances to the North and South mirrors the approach taken for the Logan Center, which was to be more welcoming to the neighborhood to the south.

Actually, at first blush this building feels very much like the Logan Center in general.

Yikes, certainly not the most elegant stack of volumes.

UChicagoLand May 26, 2016 8:36 PM

Well, at the very least, the Midway is starting to be a more interesting and exciting place buildingwise and activity wise (though that kind of a park right in the middle of campus is a beautiful resource in itself).

UChicagoLand May 26, 2016 8:39 PM

Since the University has shown it is completely willing to knock down obsolete buildings, I hope it will knock down two remaining eye sores: 1) that NORC / computation center / current Harris School building on the Midway and 2) the Admin Building.
Replace both with something more inspiring and uplifting for this gorgeous campus.

i_am_hydrogen May 27, 2016 6:46 PM

Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Planned for the southeast corner 60th and Woodlawn.
http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/26/dav...go-campus-usa/

ChickeNES May 27, 2016 7:01 PM

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U. of C. Considering Replacing Old Hyde Park Day School With Hotel
Sam Cholke - May 27, 2016 8:11am - DNAInfo Chicago


At a Tuesday night meeting called by Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) to update the community on construction projects on and near the university’s campus, university officials said they are considering replacing the former Hyde Park Day School with a hotel.
Will Towns, assistant vice president for neighborhood initiatives in the Office of Civic Engagement at the university, said he would discuss plans for a hotel at 60th Street and Dorchester Avenue at the start of the meeting — and then never said another word about it.
...
University officials after the meeting said there were plans in the works to see if a hotel would be interested in the former Hyde Park Day School building to serve the nearby academic conference center the university is currently planning.
....
If a hotel is interested in the former school buildings, they would likely be demolished, according to university planners familiar with the hotel discussions.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2016...ool-with-hotel

ChickeNES May 27, 2016 7:05 PM

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U. of C. presents development plans for south of 61st Street
Allison Matyus - May 26, 2016 - Hyde Park Herald
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According to William Towns, the assistant vice president of neighborhood initiatives at U. of C., the university had a previous agreement that they would not develop south of 61st Street. Towns said that based on community meetings and the feedback from those meetings, that there is no longer a ban on developing south of 61st Street.

The location for the university’s latest charter school will sit on 63rd Street between Greenwood and University avenues. The currently vacant lot will be a 70,000 square foot three-story school with a 50 percent green roof, garden areas and a full size football field.


According to Patrick Wilson, the project manager at U. of C., construction for the charter school will begin some time in June and the project is expected to finish by the winter of 2017.

The other projects consisted of the Keller Center for the Harris School of Public Policy that currently sits on the site of the New Graduate Residence Hall at 1307 E. 60th St. The Keller Center will provide space for teaching, research and events.

For this project, there will mainly be a focus on changing the interior of the building, while maintaining and preserving the Greek column-style architecture. The project will begin this November and is expected to be completed by August of 2018..



http://hpherald.com/2016/05/26/u-of-...f-61st-street/

UChicagoLand May 29, 2016 7:10 PM

What's the deal with the one brown stone directly north of the new hospital parking garage on 56th-57th Maryland--and the couple of units across the street? Are they people who wouldn't sell to the University or has their lease not expired or the University simply hasn't knocked them down yet?


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