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Figures

Height: Architectural 143 m / 469 ft
Height: Occupied 129.8 m / 426 ft
Height: To Tip 143 m / 469 ft
Floors Above Ground 32
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 10
Top Elevator Speed 3.81 m/s
Tower GFA 38,516 m² / 414,583 ft²

Facts

Official Name Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center
Other Names Roosevelt Tower, Wabash Building, Roosevelt University Tower, Wabash Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 425 South Wabash Avenue
Postal Code 60605
Building Function residential / education / office
Structural Material steel/concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2012

Companies Involved

Owner Roosevelt University
Developer The John Buck Company
Architect
Design VOA Associates
Architect of Record Johnson & Lee Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP Engineer
Design WMA Consulting Engineers
Project Manager Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
Main Contractor Power Construction Company
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Steel ArcelorMittal

About Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

Roosevelt University has a long history in the city of Chicago, and has been housed in the iconic Auditorium Building (designed by native architects Sullivan and Adler) since 1947. The school has expanded over time and was in need of over 37,000 square meters of additional space, including student residences, academic classrooms, offices, a student union, and fitness/recreation space. A site adjacent to the Auditorium Building was chosen to take advantage of shared resources and access, but at only 1,677 square meters, the location required a high-rise solution.

The layout of the building with a complex program stacking was designed to create “neighborhoods” to foster the university community and provide opportunities for interaction. This was, in part, accomplished by offsetting the core to the north side of the building, which also allowed the structure to be cantilevered over the existing Auditorium Building foundations to reduce any impact on the historical structure.

CTBUH Initiatives

Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013 – Tour Report

Young Professionals Student Workshop on Vertical University
4 Feb 2013 – Event Report

Young Professionals Hosts Meeting at the 2012 Awards Symposium
18 Oct 2012 – Event Report

More Initiatives

CTBUH Initiatives Related to Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
Young Professionals Student Workshop on Vertical University
4 Feb 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee hosted a student workshop at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Roosevelt Tower.
Young Professionals Hosts Meeting at the 2012 Awards Symposium
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Event Report
Exactly one year after its establishment the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee gathered at the Awards Symposium on October 18 at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
CTBUH Supports IIT on Successful Research Grant
11 Oct 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, (NCIIA) has awarded a grant to the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Inside the Roosevelt
9 May 2012, Chicago – Tour Report
Four days after the official opening of Roosevelt University’s new tower, guests of the CTBUH’s Young Professionals Committee were treated to a tour of the newest addition to the Chicago skyline.
Roosevelt University: Auditorium Building and New Vertical Campus Tower Tour
16 Dec 2011, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH staff observed history being made as Chicago’s past meets Chicago’s future in the two Roosevelt University buildings.

Videos

2013 CTBUH YPC Presentation
4 Feb 2013 – Roosevelt Tower Student Workshop

Tall Buildings in Future Development of Metropolitan Universities
21 Sep 2012 – Christopher Groesbeck, VOA Associates Inc.

CTBUH 8th Annual Awards
22 Oct 2009 – Dinner 2009

Research Papers

Creating a Vertical University in an Urban Environment
Feb 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

Tall Buildings in Future Development of Metropolitan Universities
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai

Dormitowers
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV


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