Yes, we've walked by hundreds of times over the years, but besides looking at the inside through the windows we didn't have a good perspective as to what was within. Although we still don't have a complete picture, we had a video conference for work setup in one of the conference rooms within the building.
Needless to say, the building is new and looks pretty good on the outside. The same goes for the inside as far as I can tell. I think back to my time at a Big Ten University and don't remember the amenities being as nice as the University Center.
Anyway, here is a quick blurb from their website:
University Center is the perfect Chicago urban residence to live, study and play! Located on State Street in the heart of Chicago's educational corridor, University center is just steps from the campuses of Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Robert Morris University and Roosevelt University. Enjoy the convenience of having your home close to classes, shopping, restaurants, entertainment venues, museums and Lake Michigan!
Catering to the needs of the modern student, University Center offers spacious suites and apartments, technologically advanced amenities, a versatile dining center and an engaging social atmosphere. With over 1,700 residents, an extensive residence life program, and plenty of common areas to study or just hang-out, it’s easy to feel at home at University Center!
Pretty nice space for the college students of the South Loop!
(Images from University Center Website)