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South Campus High Rise Addition/Renovation

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    anillo
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    Don’t think I’ve seen this here yet, so I figured I’d post it.

    Quote:
    Ohio State is in the middle of what officials call a $171.6 million shortcut to make room for more students on South Campus.

    The project – dubbed the South Campus High Rise Renovation and Addition Project – will connect Park to Stradley, and Steeb to Smith, creating rooms for 360 more students by August 2013.

    “It’s basically building another building in between these two buildings,” said Scott Conlon, director of projects for Facilities Design and Construction.

    One such building will serve as a central lobby for Park and Stradley, and a similar building will provide a lobby to Steeb and Smith. Besides the new lobby and extra residence rooms in the existing towers, the project will add lounges and study rooms to the dormitories.

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    Rest of Lantern article

    #406871

    surber17
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    I remember hearing about this a while back. Glad to see they’re moving forward on it.

    #406872

    futureman
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    #406873

    News
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    Dorm fixes will squeeze Ohio State students
    By Encarnacion Pyle
    The Columbus Dispatch Monday August 22, 2011 8:39 AM

    Ohio State University will keep two dorms closed after school starts this fall because of construction, a first that will cause hundreds of freshmen to be squeezed four to a room at other halls for the year.

    Drackett Tower and Scott House primarily served upperclassmen last year, but this year they’ll be freshmen-only dorms. Officials also put four students instead of two into most of the rooms, adding 350 beds to Drackett and 95 to Scott.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/08/22/dorm-fixes-will-squeeze-students.html

    #406874

    DavidF
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    and I’ll bet they didn’t reduce housing costs by 50%

    #406875

    johnwirtz
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    I lived in a quad on north campus. It was tight, but it wasn’t that bad.

    #406876

    Pablo
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    DavidF said:
    and I’ll bet they didn’t reduce housing costs by 50%

    If anything, OSU raised costs due to more wear and tear on their facilities. :D

    #406877

    DavidF
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    johnwirtz said:
    I lived in a quad on north campus. It was tight, but it wasn’t that bad.

    I lived in one of the towers my first quarter freshman year. 4 to a bedroom, 4 bedrooms to a unit. Crazy crowded.

    #406878

    johnwirtz
    Participant

    DavidF said:
    I lived in one of the towers my first quarter freshman year. 4 to a bedroom, 4 bedrooms to a unit. Crazy crowded.

    That sounds bad, but this doesn’t involve the Towers (Lincoln and Morril).

    #406879
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    johnwirtz said:
    That sounds bad, but this doesn’t involve the Towers (Lincoln and Morril).

    Both of which need major renovations themselves. I believe that’s in the near future plans.

    #406880

    DavidF
    Participant

    johnwirtz said:
    That sounds bad, but this doesn’t involve the Towers (Lincoln and Morril).

    No, but 4 to a room is kind of ridiculous. Especially if you are charging full housing fees.

    #406881
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    A quick photo I took on Sunday. This really has sprung up quick!

    From here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-august-2011

    #406882
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #1011975
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Photo update for anyone who hasn’t been through here in a little while. These look really nice!

    PHOTOS: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-april-2014-pt-2

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