Thursday, February 02, 2006

Lecture on Mies's First IIT Building added for February 22nd

Kevin Harrington, Professor of Art and Architectural History and IIT, and co-author, along with Franz Schulze of the latest edition of the book Chicago's Famous Buildings, will lecture on - and in the 1941 Minerals and Metals Building, the first structure to be built by Mies van der Rohe on the IIT campus. Although less famous than Crown Hall, the m&m marks the first time Mies used exposed I-beams as part of his architectural aesthetic, framing the plain brick infill on the short end of the building. m&m has recently undergone renovation, and provides additional space for IIT's burgeoning school of architecture. Harrington's lecture will be at 6:00 P.M., February 22nd. The Minerals and Metals Building is located at 3350 S. Federal on the IIT campus, a block west of Crown Hall.

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