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February 15, 2012
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Floor plans are unveiled for Upstate’s newest address

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Geneva Tower will be the new address to have if you’re a student or medical resident at Upstate Medical University this fall. Formerly known as Townsend Tower, the downtown Syracuse high-rise is getting a complete makeover and will be ready for occupancy in the beginning of August.

The new residence hall for Upstate will boast 139 spacious apartments, including one-bedroom, two-bedroom and four-bedroom units, and amenities of every kind: wireless internet access, air conditioning, laundry facilities, fitness room, free cable television and utilities, and dishwasher.

The building will also feature several conference rooms for group study.

The one- and two-bedroom units have a single private bath room, the four bedroom suite has two private baths and two walk-in storage closets. All units come fully furnished.

“From the moment this project started, we involved the students by holding focus groups to see what kind of room configurations they preferred and to get their suggestions for furnishings and colors,” said Lindsay Lebowitz, Upstate’s residence director. “Each unit is decorated with soft muted colors providing students with every opportunity to decorate each unit to represent their own personality.”

Lebowitz said the interest in the new complex among students is very high. “We’re beginning to book rooms now for students for next fall, and I’m certain interest will only grow once the building nears completion,” she said.

The mild winter has allowed work to continue at a fast pace on the Harrison Street complex.

Lebowitz said students who reserve rooms through Feb. 15 will get six months of free on-site parking. The parking lot, located on the Adams Street side of the building, will be fenced with access only to residents.

“In real estate, the buzz word is location, location,” said Lebowitz. “This is a perfect address for students and medical residents. Everything is just a short walk from your doorstep.”

For more information on Geneva Tower, call Lebowitz at 464-5106, or email Geneva@upstate.edu.

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