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Building on Community: Architect Jeanne Gang reveals master plan for new University of Chicago dorm complex

A rendering of the northeast corner of the new dorm complex The master plan for the new dorm complex was unveiled on Tuesday Architect Jeanne Gang explains how she integrated the Gothic styles of the university's campus buildings as well as brutalist elements as an ode to Harry Weese's Pierce Tower A view of the new dorm complex on University Avenue. The Henry Crown Field House stands in the foreground. A 3-D model of the dorm's 15-story tower will be adjacent to 55th Street, where many businesses are already located. A rendering of the 3-story lounge where students can relax or study A rendering of a double room in the new residence hall Standing on the second-story bridge offers clear views of the courtyards The Community Commons will offer clear, panoramic views A rendering of the spacious courtyards A diagonal path will connect the new dorm complex to the Smart Museum of Art and 55th Street A rendering of the pathway shows the exterior of the Dining Commons The interior of the new Dining Commons A rendering of the Dining Commons at night. The Chicago skyline can be seen at the top-floor reading room of the new complex

The Community Commons will offer clear, panoramic views
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The Community Commons will offer clear, panoramic views



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