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"The South Side: Illinois Institute of Techology" Chicago Favorite Tip by sambarnett

Chicago General: 445 reviews and 517 photos

Favorite thing: When you look at a tall, ugly building think, "Don't blame Mies!" A world leader in the International Style, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe mastered a minimalist style that has been bastardized by second rate architects for fifty years now. For examples of this style done right, tour the IIT main campus east of the Dan Ryan between 31st and 35th Streets. (For examples done wrong visit the lakeshore in the Gold Coast.)
   Although located near the remains of the Robert Taylor and Stateway Gardens housing projects, America's most impoverished and crime-ridden two mile stretch, security ensures campus safety.

Fondest memory: The reflection of the sun setting behind Sox Park in the windows of the tall IITRI Tower is really neat.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 26, 2003
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