Noted Chicago architect unveils bold designs for U. of C. dorms

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Acclaimed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang on Tuesday unveiled her plan for a $148 million dormitory complex at the University of Chicago, the latest in a series of bold designs that have remade the storied, once-frumpy neo-Gothic enclave.

Gang's proposal calls for three buildings of 15, 11 and 5 stories, each about 250 feet long and slightly bent to reduce the visual impact of their length. They would house a total of about 800 students and form a grand portal into the northeast corner of the university's Hyde Park campus.

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