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Old Posted Mar 26, 2018, 6:04 PM
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^ Ahhhh yeah, I'm no expert on brutalism so I could totally be wrong. I had just been under the impression that exposed concrete was the default material usage. If anyone knows exactly I'd love to know so I don't sound like a moron in the future. I'm not trusting wikipedia with this
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2018, 8:15 PM
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The Chazen Museum and Humanities Building by Harry Weese in Madison Wisconsin are mainline Brutalism and clad mostly in stone and metal:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/...92f16b42_o.jpg

http://www.peterpatau.com/2009_04_05_archive.html

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.town...efda.image.jpg
Always loved this building - so futuristic - and you can just walk/climb up the side.
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^ Ahhhh yeah, I'm no expert on brutalism so I could totally be wrong. I had just been under the impression that exposed concrete was the default material usage. If anyone knows exactly I'd love to know so I don't sound like a moron in the future. I'm not trusting wikipedia with this
Brutalism....It's simular to the old pornography/obscenity lawsuit when Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said " I know it when I see it"
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2018, 1:46 AM
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I think I'm even more lost now lol
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Regarding the Humanities building, take it in while you can because that suckers coming down soon.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2018, 4:58 AM
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Im not a fan of it either but I think its landmarked in some way, but I could be wrong. Careful, I think the brutalism fans like this one. I dont know if thats the right terminology but I think that one is in the same ballpark as 55 wacker? I'm probably wrong but I enjoy learning more each time I read here. Hilton has got to build a tower behind it. Pretty please?
I like brutalist architecture but this one doesn't look it. The main thing that bothers me about it is that sign at the top... it is so dull! A big neon sign like the New Yorker magazine sign could help it look better. Does the Ebony sign have any lighting at night?
     
     
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Regarding the Humanities building, take it in while you can because that suckers coming down soon.
Not surprising. It might be iconic, but it doesn’t work. The layout is confusing (what Wisconsin student hasn’t been late for an exam because they couldn’t find the damn room in that place?), and on very cold or hot days you would freeze or pass out from heat because the HVAC didn’t work.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2018, 5:11 PM
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Not surprising. It might be iconic, but it doesn’t work. The layout is confusing (what Wisconsin student hasn’t been late for an exam because they couldn’t find the damn room in that place?), and on very cold or hot days you would freeze or pass out from heat because the HVAC didn’t work.
That's how I felt when I took a few courses over at UIC some years ago. I love brutalism personally, but those corridors and floorplans in the Behavioral Sciences building were so strange
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That's how I felt when I took a few courses over at UIC some years ago. I love brutalism personally, but those corridors and floorplans in the Behavioral Sciences building were so strange
As a kid I LOVED BSB - so freaking cool - as a student ......
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BSB is literally only building on the UIC East Campus that I would fight tooth and nail from being demo'd (...well, maybe UH and SEL). I absolutely loved it, both as a student and non student. The crazy stairways, the weird hallways, and the massive, cavernous lecture halls. BSB 250 was my favorite. You could get away with having a full volume conversation near the top rows and the professor wouldn't hear you.

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Essex turning out to be quite the gem.





     
     
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^ Gorgeous shots of a gorgeous building. Thanks!
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Yeah this one's a real treat. It's the perfect spot for some green.
     
     
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This could be added to multiple threads, but Essex sticks out for me

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Beautiful. Thanks spyguy. If the columbian was doubled in height I think i might not complain as much about the south lacking height. But from this view I would love for a tower around halsted/roosevelt at uic softball diomend. Not going to happen, but if this recent greek town boom can travel farther south, development would make that photo look so extraordinary. And I know, its all uic property but that area could use a boost instead of the overpriced dorms i was living in at maxwell and Halsted.
     
     
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I always considered this one a quiet beauty, and one of my favorites in this cycle.
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If the columbian was doubled in height
That's another strike. You've had some strange ideas lately
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That's another strike. You've had some strange ideas lately
How so? Wouldn't you love that to be more of a park tower?
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2018, 11:53 PM
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How so? Wouldn't you love that to be more of a park tower?
The problem is that the building has shit materials and is just ugly looking in general. No change in height would affect that
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