University of Illinois at Chicago

This inner-city campus has generated much controversy since it was first conceived as a commuter school to serve the throngs of students poised to enter college in the mid-1960s. Inspired by the movement known as Brutalism, the hulking concrete and brick exoskeletons of the buildings are punctuated by slitlike vertical windows. Netsch included a layer of "express" walkways above those at grade level, all converging at the campus' center. A 1992 decision led to the amphitheater and elevated walkways being demolished, and the lecture halls re-roofed. The Great Court has also been redesigned with greenery, colored stone and wooden benches.

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Nearby tourist attractions

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
If you're interested in the history of
90 minutes
St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Ignatius College Prep
This interesting pair of buildings
30 minutes
Washington Square
Washington Square
The establishment of Washington Square
60 minutes
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Tallest building in the world for over
60 minutes
Skydeck
Skydeck
New, multimedia elevators blast off to
Chicago Board of Trade Building
Chicago Board of Trade Building
The Board of Trade was founded in 1848
30 minutes
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St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Ignatius College Prep
This interesting pair of buildings
30 minutes
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Tallest building in the world for over
60 minutes
Skydeck
Skydeck
New, multimedia elevators blast off to
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
If you're interested in the history of
90 minutes
St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Ignatius College Prep
This interesting pair of buildings
30 minutes
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Tallest building in the world for over
60 minutes
See all