Sandburg Halls

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Sandburg Residence Hall is a student residence hall on Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the campus of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The building consists of four high rise towers and is the largest student residence hall of the school with 2,700-student housing capacity.[1] The north and west towers were erected in 1971, the south tower in 1973 and the east tower in 2001. The four towers are connected with a 2-floor Sandburg Commons, which has a cafeteria, computer lab, convenience store, coffeeshop, movie theater, fitness center, study room and the main desk. The University Housing offices and Police Department also reside in Sandburg Halls. The tallest of the buildings, the north tower, reaches 74.0 meters tall (building), and up to 146.8 meters tall (including the antenna on the roof).[2] Sandburg Halls is named for the American writer and poet Carl Sandburg. There is a plaque outside the building explaining Sandburg's role as an organizer for the Social Democratic Party, and as personal secretary to Emil Seidel, Milwaukee's first Socialist mayor.

North, South and West Towers are identical in suite and room layout. They differ only in number of floors. On floors 1-4 of all 3 towers, the configuration of the 10 and 20 suite may vary due to the connection to the commons. Every floor contains eight suites, numbered 10 through 80, each containing three rooms, labeled A through C. For example, N2320B is in North tower, on the twenty-third floor, in the twenty suite, and is the middle room in that suite.

There are several configurations of suites, each housing four or five people in single-, double-, or triple-occupancy rooms. Suite-mates share a common hallway and bathroom. Each resident's room key also opens the door into the appropriate suite hallway. Certain suites and rooms are adaptable to meet the requirements of residents with special needs.

East Tower contains six apartment-style suites per floor, each housing six people in two single rooms, two double rooms, and a shared bath and kitchen. Each resident's room key also opens the door into the appropriate suite hallway. Certain suites and rooms are adaptable to meet the requirements of residents with special needs.[3]

Suite/Room Amenities include: Air Conditioning (East Tower only), Cable Television, Kitchen (East Tower only), Bathroom and ResNET University Internet.

Building Amenities (Open to all University Housing residents) include: Fitness Center, Channel Lounge, Computer Lab, Flicks Movie Theater, Laundry Facilities, Service Desks, and 24-hour Security Staff.

Dining Options include: Cafeteria, Palm Gardens, Emporium, Grind[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandburg Halls, UW Milwaukee Housing". University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Sandburg Hall North-skyscraperpage.com". Sky Scraper Page.com. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Sandburg Halls, UW Milwaukee Housing". University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Sandburg Halls, UW Milwaukee Housing". University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 

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