First opened in 1971, Sid Richardson College has been the tallest building on campus for almost 50 years. Plans for reconstructing Sid Rich have been in the works for years, and the team behind the project has unveiled a 12-story design that’s set to keep the college sky-high. The new structure will be built in the South Colleges’ parking lot, standing between the new wing of Will Rice and the existing college. According to Rice project manager Anzilla Gilmore, the tower will be able to house 300 students, making it one of the largest colleges. The project broke ground in September. Construction is projected to be completed in November 2020, meaning it will be ready for students in January 2021.

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