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6/4/14

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UI Labs Signs Lease for SOM-Designed Chicago Digital Lab for Manufacturing

Source: Chicago Tribune

Construction will start this summer on remaking a former window plant on Goose Island into a futuristic facility that backers consider key to pushing manufacturing forward in the region and the country.

Officials said Tuesday they have signed a lease and finalized renderings for 94,000 square feet of space in the former Republic Windows and Doors facility, which is owned by candy giant Mars. The Digital Lab for Manufacturing is expected to open in early 2015. Renderings of the remade space reveal a sleek glass-wall building with abundant natural light, designed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architecture firm. 

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