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April 29, 2013

Photo Essay: Remembering the Shoreland

Penthouse apartments in the Shoreland will be located on the thirteenth floor.

Penthouse apartments in the Shoreland will be located on the thirteenth floor.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon

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Some walls in the Shoreland still bear paintings done by students during the building's days as a dormitory.

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Decorations from one house's "Wizard of Oz" theme are still visible on some walls in the Shoreland.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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During the Shoreland's days as a dorm, students painted these elevator doors to look like the Emerald City from "The Wizard of Oz"

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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New structural elements are being constructed to divide the Shoreland into apartment units.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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Walls with old student decorations will be covered by new plaster in the reconstructed Shoreland.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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Hundreds of workers will work full-time to finish the construction in the Shoreland by next autumn.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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Former student residents of the Shoreland covered this wall with witty words of wisdom.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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The Shoreland's ballroom, with its beautiful chandeliers and decorated ceiling, is being fully restored for the reopening.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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Construction on the Shoreland, a former UChicago dormitory on South Shore Drive, is slated for completion next fall.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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The University left a large quantity of old and unwanted furniture in the Shoreland.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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Much work still remains to be redone before the Shoreland's reopening in the autumn.

Julia Reinitz / The Chicago Maroon
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