Move-in day gets an upgrade at PhilaU

EAST FALLS - August 15, 2011

The Residences at Falls Center was just completed in the former Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania building in East Falls.

Among the features of the 131 units are walk-in closets, full kitchens, multiple baths and all-new furniture.

"I like that everything is brand new, it's not dirty, nothing seems like there's going to be a problem trying to operate it or anything," Kelli said.

"Cleanliness is a big thing and we're both so happy that we have two bathrooms so it's easier getting ready," Dana said.

Axis Construction turned the old hospital into a dorm in just 10 months after several years of planning.

"This is completely gutted out, brand new, mechanical, electrical, fire suppression, life safety systems, with a shell that's on the historic registry," CEO of Axis Construction Management William Bostic said.

For parents, like Robert Rokoszak knowing their child is living in a brand-new dorm with the best of amenities is a big comfort during the mixed emotions of college drop-off.

"This is fabulous, clean, really set up nice. the elevator system bringing everything up. It was so much easier than the last three years," Dana's father, Robert Rokoszak, said.

The big move-in day comes this weekend and University officials and the builders are hoping that all of the new students who get to live here are as pleasantly surprised as the returning athletes we spoke to today.

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