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|Metropolitan Correctional Center|
|71 West Van Buren Street|
Chicago IL United States
| - other|
| - courthouse|
| - highrise|
| - brutalist|
| - concrete|
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Architect: Harry Weese Associates
- This unusual skyscraper prison has extremely narrow windows and a sharp triangular shape. It is often compared to old computer cards that used punched slots.
- The prison's triangular shape minimizes the length of corridors to be patrolled.
- The exercise yard is located on the roof, and is hemmed in by a 9m (30-foot) concrete wall with fenced openings.
- The triangle's hypotenuse is on the northeast side, facing a trapezoidal plaza.
- The building adjoins a parking garage at its south end, which is also designed in the brutalist style with projecting concrete supports.
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