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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 3:32 PM
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University updates design of Rubenstein Forum
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The University of Chicago has updated the architectural design for the David M. Rubenstein Forum by New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The building, which will be a center of intellectual exchange, scholarly collaboration and special events, will provide the University with much needed meeting spaces for workshops, symposia and lectures, among other activities. The building’s location, at the southeast corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 60th Street, affords views of the campus and the Midway Plaisance, the city skyline and Lake Michigan.

As before, the building is composed of a two-story base and an eight-story tower. The exterior has evolved over the last year to become a more uniform composition of zinc and glass, expressing the separate meeting “neighborhoods” that compose the tower. Those “neighborhoods” pair meeting rooms with informal shared spaces, and they can be configured according to users’ needs. The ground floor includes the main lobby and a restaurant, with stairs leading to the building’s largest multipurpose event space, capable of accommodating groups up to 600. Immediately above the base is a 285-seat auditorium. The top floor of the tower features a flat-floor multipurpose space, which can accommodate meetings of 75 and other events.

The Rubenstein Forum is named in honor of University Trustee and alumnus David M. Rubenstein, JD’73, co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, in recognition of his ongoing generosity to the University.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 4:01 PM
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Sickkkkk, this looks much cleaner; the Midway mini-skyline is getting so good.

Would be great to see some midrise buildings on the north end of 61st to give it a bit of depth looking south.

As for the hotel, the design is great, but they could save the school and site it directly south of it, creating a kind of mini-Beekman for Hyde Park:

https://gotham-magazine.com/get/file...-Beekman-1.jpg
Source: Gotham Magazine

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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 5:29 PM
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The Beekman is so dope.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 5:42 PM
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where is that at?
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 6:20 PM
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where is that at?
The Beekman Hotel in NYC's Financial District.
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The Beekman is so dope.
You mean the Temple Court Building is dope. The Beekman residential tower addition is garbage.

I really like the new hotel's design, but hate the fact they are demolishing the Day School. I'll echo the previous comments on why can't they keep and integrate the existing buildings on the site with the tower behind? There's no scarcity of land here.

Great to see confirmation on the Rubenstein re-design.
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Old Posted May 12, 2017, 2:17 AM
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Developer unveils plan for 185-room hotel near Obama library
Alby Gallun - May 11, 2017
After visiting the future Obama Presidential Center in Woodlawn, out-of-towners won't have to walk far to find a place to sleep, if a New York developer gets its way.

They'll be able to stay at the Study at University of Chicago, a 185-room hotel a couple blocks west of the planned Obama library. Developer Hospitality 3 presented its plans for the 15-story hotel last night at meeting in Hyde Park hosted by the University of Chicago.

The New York-based firm would build the hotel at the southwest corner of Dorchester Avenue and 60th street, on the former site of the Hyde Park Day School, according to slides from the meeting.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ry-in-woodlawn
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The hotel is one of several new or proposed developments in the Hyde Park area, including new apartment buildings,​ stores and hotels. Two out-of-town developers recently broke ground on a 90-story hotel at Dorchester and 53rd Street that's slated to open next spring.
Would certainly change the Hyde Park skyline
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The hotel is one of several new or proposed developments in the Hyde Park area, including new apartment buildings,​ stores and hotels. Two out-of-town developers recently broke ground on a 90-story hotel at Dorchester and 53rd Street that's slated to open next spring.
NIMBY reaction to 90-story building: "OMG, but what about the children?"

NIMBY reaction to 9-story building: "OMG, but what about the children?"
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Old Posted May 12, 2017, 12:26 PM
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You mean the Temple Court Building is dope. The Beekman residential tower addition is garbage.
You're doing a disservice to garbage...

https://cdn-standard.discourse.org/u...58495f100.jpeg
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Huh, apparently someone thought it was a good idea to clone 900 N Michigan
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^Looks like they may have mixed some 1960s Soviet in the Petri dish and botched the cloning. So bad. (Sorry for o/t)
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Yeah that tower is pretty much a disaster from beginning to end.
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You mean the Temple Court Building is dope. The Beekman residential tower addition is garbage.
Yeah, I love hanging out in the lobby of the older hotel building, but I can't say that condo tower is anything special.
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You're doing a disservice to garbage...

https://cdn-standard.discourse.org/u...58495f100.jpeg
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Woof

I saw the original rendering, but damn that turned out even worse than the rendering.

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