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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 4:04 AM
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Columbia College is working on an interesting refacing project with Gensler for 618 S. Michigan, the old Spertus Institute building.  The building was originally built in 1913 as the Arcade Building, but was refaced by IBM in 1958. The new curtain wall would be a contemporary glass system, but with a frit that suggests an image of the original façade. There are a lot of details to be worked out yet about the image, but Landmarks staff is pretty much on board.



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