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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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
If you're interested in the history of
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St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Ignatius College Prep
This interesting pair of buildings
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Washington Square
Washington Square
The establishment of Washington Square
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Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Tallest building in the world for over
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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
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St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Ignatius College Prep
This interesting pair of buildings
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Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Tallest building in the world for over
1:00
Skydeck
Skydeck
New, multimedia elevators blast off to
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
If you're interested in the history of
1:30
St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Ignatius College Prep
This interesting pair of buildings
0:30
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Willis Tower (former Sears Tower)
Tallest building in the world for over
1:00
See all