Mies Most Miesian...

While touring the IIT Campus Saturday before last, the tour ended at what is perhaps Mies most famous work. Crown Hall has influenced architecture for the last 50 years, and to those that "get it", it is a masterpiece of minimalism. IIT just completed an honorable restoration of the hall, and it is glowing like it hasn't since the 50s. The black is black, the aluminum is aluminum, and the glass is spectacular.

This shot is the shadow of the building name on the glass at the main entrance.

Outside front of the building

At 120 feet by 200 feet, this is essentially one giant column free classroom.

Shadow of trees on windows

Library on the lower level. I love the collection of chairs lining the bookshelves.

Crown Hall from Jahn's State Street Village.


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