Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Campus Alternatives to Surface This Month

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Campus Alternatives to Surface This Month

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The architectural firm designing the downtown federal campus will present three alternatives to General Services Administration officials this month.

The project, estimated to cost from $27 million to $32 million, will be located in a four-block area from NW 6th to NW 10th St., between Hudson and Harvey avenues.

Ross Barney + Jankowski Architects of Chicago is designing the campus, which will provide a permanent home for some of the federal agencies displaced by the bombing of the Murrah building. About 500 employees will move to the site from leased office space scattered throughout the city, but the GSA has yet to announce which agencies will relocate. The campus is scheduled to open in May 2001. "Everything that we are proposing is much more in the scale of the area," said architect Carol Ross Barney. "There's nothing that's 10 stories or even close. It will be low-scale and more park-like." Security issues play a key role in the designs. "This is real close to downtown, so it shouldn't look like a fortress," Ross Barney said. …

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