A Guide To The Brutalist (Or Not-So-Brutal) Architecture of UIC Campus

October 21, 2013

UIC Campus

Chicago’s many university campuses are enclaves of interesting architecture. Let’s talk about the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. If you walk among the boat docks and tourist attractions of Navy Pier, it seems hard to imagine that such a place for education was once one for entertainment, but the university was originally located here. In the 1960s, with the understanding that baby boomers would soon be of educational age, the city hoped to expand UIC beyond the borders of a pier to have an official campus in a more central part of town.

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