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Old Posted Mar 16, 2016, 12:12 AM
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City Hyde Park looks like it is nearly done or at least occupied.

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Also came across this old aerial of Harper Court that I liked.

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Now that City Hyde Park, Vue53, Harper Court (phase 1) are done deals and it looks like Solstice might finally start, I wonder what the next big project could be. Remember that they can still build 3 more buildings on top of Harper Court and Antheus owns the parking lot at 53rd and Cornell (shown above) where a previous highrise was proposed...
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The interiors look pretty cheap. I know it's a college dorm and all but still... I'm sure they'll be charging ridiculous amounts for people to live there.
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2016, 12:12 AM
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^Looks pretty much on par with the high end of on campus student housing to me. Part of it is because the interior are all so neutral, all white laminates versus faux granite and wood laminates. But no one dare put in anything nicer than that. The students will just destroy it eventually.

And it doesn't look cheap at all compared with the concrete block rooms with VCT floors that might be available elsewhere on campus.
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Looks REALLY cheap.

Those cabinets will be shitty in like 6 months.

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Looks REALLY cheap.

Those cabinets will be shitty in like 6 months.
This is a college dorm we're talking about. It's considered a blessing for some to even have a kitchen.
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This is a college dorm we're talking about. It's considered a blessing for some to even have a kitchen.
Seriously. Come back to reality folks.
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that kitchen is nicer than one in my rental (seriously, its about double my counter space).
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2016, 6:28 PM
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It's not great but it's also a college dorm. Not the best I've seen, definitely not the worst.

On the plus side, I didn't realize that there's retail on the ground floor
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Seriously. Come back to reality folks.
Eh, it's kind of my reality. I'd easily trade my housing dorm for the new one with the "shitty cabinets". I'll leave it at that.

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On the plus side, I didn't realize that there's retail on the ground floor
I'm liking how universities located in cities are starting to have retail for their new dorms. Have seen this a lot in both MIT and UPenn. Definitely helps connect the dorm to the surrounding neighborhood and also offers a great places to study during the middle of the night
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On the plus side, I didn't realize that there's retail on the ground floor
One of those spots already has a tenant lined up, it will be a Dollop coffee shop.
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55th street is kind of a dead zone along there. With the garage and dorm both offering retail space, maybe it could turn into a livelier environment. I wonder if they might eventually upgrade that Jimmy's building into some kind of mixed use retail...
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I'm liking how universities located in cities are starting to have retail for their new dorms. Have seen this a lot in both MIT and UPenn. Definitely helps connect the dorm to the surrounding neighborhood and also offers a great places to study during the middle of the night
Dude, the new Penn dorm going up doesn't have ground floor retail. Which is a huge contrast to the Drexel dorm across the street that does. Soooo...
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Dude, the new Penn dorm going up doesn't have ground floor retail. Which is a huge contrast to the Drexel dorm across the street that does. Soooo...
Hub 3939 isn't a UPenn dorm? I know the university leases the retail front. That being said, you are right that Drexel has done a lot with adding vitality to the streets of University City. The neighborhood has become an extension of Philadelphia's CBD with all the built and proposed offices and high rises. I should have given Drexel a lot more credit in my post.
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City Hyde Park looks like it is nearly done or at least occupied.

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Wow this is really fantastic
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Hub 3939 isn't a UPenn dorm? I know the university leases the retail front. That being said, you are right that Drexel has done a lot with adding vitality to the streets of University City. The neighborhood has become an extension of Philadelphia's CBD with all the built and proposed offices and high rises. I should have given Drexel a lot more credit in my post.
Ahh you're right. Penn has done a lot on 40th and Walnut. I was thinking of the one they're putting up right now. Interestingly enough, the guy who now runs Drexel ran Penn back in the '90s, when they put up most of their most urban stuff.

But this is a Chicago thread.
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I like the fact the fact that:
1) UChicago has been expanding the quads by closing streets
2) The University often doesn't hesitate to knock obsolete buildings down any more. Instead of building around them or trying to renovate them...
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Wow this is really fantastic
Agreed. That's a great finished product. Also its varied facade fits in nicely with U of C's diverse architecture. I love it.
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