UPenn's 'Superblock Towers' Get Much Needed Facelift

Architect Daniel Kelley headed a team that modernized and softened the "Brutalist-style" campus dorm buildings.

"Concerned that it was losing students to schools with more attractive campus housing, the university briefly considered a total overhaul - until the estimates came in at $350 million. Finally, five years ago, Penn vice president Omar H. Blaik persuaded university trustees to spend $90 million to purge the worst of the Superblock's Soviet-style ambience."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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