Kellogg Considers Move to Former Lindheimer Observatory Site

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 11, 2009

In just a few short years, the Kellogg School of Management could have a snazzy new address and jaw-dropping classroom views. The Chicago Tribune reported today that the business school is considering moving from its home on Sheridan Avenue to the former home of the Lindheimer Observatory, an astronomical research center torn down by Northwestern University in 1995. The now empty lot is the “leading contender” in the business school’s hunt for a new space, according to the article. The lakefront site would give students commanding views of the Chicago skyline, as well as several hundred feet of waterfront, the story noted.

Funding for the project would come from an ongoing $250 million capital campaign to raise money for new facilities Kellogg Dean Dipak Jain told the Tribune. A university spokesman said the observatory location is one of several sites the school is considering, but no final determination has yet been made, according to the story.

Don’t expect the building to be built anytime soon. The school’s capital campaign in expected to last another four or five years, so future students will have to hold their breath until then.

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