Metropolitan Correctional Center

Interesting
Appearing almost two-dimensional, this unique concrete structure designed in 1975 by the architectural firm Harry Weese & Associates resembles an old IBM punch card. The triangular layout affords an easily patrolled plan for the cells holding prisoners awaiting trial in the nearby Federal Center. The cells also dictate the narrow beveled windows, just 13cm wide.

Useful information

Address:

Van Buren Street, between Clark Street & Federal Street, 60605 Chicago

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