US Skyscraper to be Complete in 2012

4 October 2010 (Last Updated October 4th, 2010 18:30)

A proposed 32-storey skyscraper at Roosevelt University in Illinois, US, is set for completion in January, 2012. The $118m tower has been designed by US-based VOA Architects. The building, which will 142m tall upon completion, will include classrooms, lecture halls, science la

A proposed 32-storey skyscraper at Roosevelt University in Illinois, US, is set for completion in January, 2012.

The $118m tower has been designed by US-based VOA Architects.

The building, which will 142m tall upon completion, will include classrooms, lecture halls, science laboratories, conference rooms, a 300-seat dining centre and three auditoriums.

It will also feature a student recreation centre, fitness facilities, housing for more than 600 students, offices and the new Walter E Heller College of Business Administration.

The new structure will increase classroom space by 42% and the top 22 floors will offer unobstructed views of Lake Michigan.

The glass-and-steel tower will be adjacent to the auditorium building with four connecting points between the two structures, according to Gazette Chicago.

The LEED-certified skyscraper will feature a green roof and will use recycled and sustainable building materials. It will be energy and water efficient and assure indoor environmental quality.