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Roosevelt University Vertical Campus

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One of the new student residences with a breathtaking view of downtown Chicago.

The 413 thousand square foot facility is comprised of student services, food service, and Fitness Center spaces on the first five floors, followed by academic classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices and lecture halls on floors six though twelve, and administrative offices on the thirteenth floor. Floors fourteen through thirty-one are devoted to student residences and provide a breathtaking view of the city from all directions.

 

For the past 28 years, the university’s Loop buildings have been under the care of Thomas Flynn, the Chief Engineer who, together with Assistant Chief Engineer, Gus Kalady, and their team of five operating engineers, maintain both the existing Michigan Avenue structure and the new Wabash Avenue building.

We were greeted by Chief Flynn in the two-story lobby of the building that is devoted to the Admission office for students, and a bookstore. Tom explained to us that part of the basement area of the building, which descends 170 feet below grade, is given to additional administrative space, including a large area for textbook sales and storage.

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