Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Tour of the New Jones College Prep Building

A Nice View from the Seventh Floor Terrace at Jones College Prep (via Curbed Chicago)
We all know that the new Jones College Prep (700 S. State) building is a costly, state-of-the-art building, but most of us probably won't ever step inside.  The fine peeps at Curbed Chicago recently did and have shared some thoughts/pictures of the schools amenities:
Designed by Perkins+Will, the seven-story contemporary building has an impressive presence, occupying an entire block along State Street in the South Loop. Our tour begins in the lobby, a dramatic space with three-story ceilings, soaring columns, and a wall of full-height glass outfitted with sleek metallic elements. Other highlights: the landscaped seventh-floor terrace, one of three outdoor spaces scattered throughout the building, and the bright, airy natatorium. The 276,000-square foot facility, designed to accommodate 1,200 students, boasts an impressive resume of amenities, including a fitness center, student dining area with full cooking kitchen, auditorium, art studios, green roof, theater, and an outdoor reading garden.
Attrium entrance at Jones College Prep (via Curbed Chicago)
Library in the sky (via Curbed Chicago)
$115 million apparently can buy a pretty swanky school.  Looks nice to us.

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