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Best Renovation: Yale University

Best Renovation: Yale University

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The Kline Biology Tower, the tallest university building on the Yale campus, for many years included a cafeteria on its top floor that served students and staff in the building. However, age, menu limitations and access difficulties continually chipped away at participation until financial pressures forced its closure in 2009.

A lobby cart temporarily filled the need for foodservice in the building until Yale Dining Services hit on a solution: trade the penthouse real estate for

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