Office building demolished to make way for new dorm
As Pitt students were surviving arrival, the 121 University Place office building was faring less well last week as demolition crews moved in. The building is being razed to make way for a new undergraduate residence hall. (See March 17 University Times.) The 11-story, 578-bed dorm, which is to be ready for occupancy in fall 2013, will include first-floor retail space and room for Pitt’s Counseling Center and Student Health Service on the second floor. A traffic light will be installed at the corner of University Place and Fifth Avenue as part of the project.
University Center for Social and Urban Research offices were relocated in August from 121 University Place to 3343 Forbes Ave.