A Chicago Campus Grows Up—and Up

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Artist's Rendering Courtesy of VOA Associates

Roosevelt U.'s new "vertical campus," in progress: a lofty gamble.

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Artist's Rendering Courtesy of VOA Associates

Roosevelt U.'s new "vertical campus," in progress: a lofty gamble.

Traditional campuses have the luxury of spreading out across the green, and a big challenge their planners may face is finding places to get people to bump into one another.

But for students, professors, and staff members at Roosevelt University, arranging serendipitous encounters isn't really a problem—especially in the 32-story, $129-million tower the university is constructing. Elevator culture thrives on this downtown campus in the Loop.

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