The law tower at Boston University has reopened after a thorough renovation Boston University

The law tower at Boston University has reopened after a thorough renovation.

Renovated law school tower opens at Boston University

17-story facility underwent overhaul during 2014-15

Boston University has reopened its law tower after the facility underwent a thorough renovation during 2014-15.

The school says the upgrade of the 17-story tower remains faithful to the original design by Josep Lluís Sert while taking steps to make it more acceptable to the 21st century needs of its inhabitants.

The renovation of the tower was part of an $184 million project that also included construction of the Sumner M. Redstone Building, a 100,000-square-foot, five-story classroom building that is attached to the tower and opened last year. The tower now houses administrative and faculty offices.

All windows in the tower have been replaced with thermally insulated units that reflect the pattern and profile of the original building.  The exterior concrete panels that define the building's architectural aesthetic have been refurbished.

The tower has been outfitted with new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, larger bathrooms, and modern facilities to house the school's administrative departments, faculty offices, moot courtrooms, and law journals.

The architect for the renovation is Bruner/Cott.

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