Wednesday, December 7, 2011

East-West University's New Dorm Breaks Ground at 819 S. Wabash

Back in October we posted about East-West University's proposed 17-story dorm that would be built at 819 S. Wabash. For the skeptics, it sounds like your disbelief wasn't well founded as they have officially broken ground according to Gazette Chicago:
The blend of businesses and university cultures that is so much a part of the South Loop will grow richer soon, thanks to a new ingredient.

East-West University held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 10 for its new Student Life Center, a 17-story building to be constructed immediately south of the university’s 819 S. Wabash Ave academic building. The university’s other main campus building occupies 816 S.Michigan Ave.

Elected officials attending the groundbreaking predicted the new building will become an important part of the South Loop’s identity as vibrant center for education. “This is a celebration for the community,” said Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd Ward). East-West University’s mission “to serve the underserved” student populations “will only be enhanced by a campus offering the services that the Student Life Center will bring.”

Glad to see this project moving forward. For reference here is the rendering of what the building should look like when completed:(Image from Gazette Chicago)

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