At Large The State of Illinois Center
posted by January 15 at 14:41 PMon
Wandering around downtown Chicago Friday afternoon, I walked by the State of Illinois Center—a huge, squat… monstrosity… that was inflicted on the citizens of Chicago in 1985 by the state of Illinois. When I saw it again I thought, “I wonder what the fuck Charles would make of this?” The State of Illinois Center sits across the street from Chicago’s City Hall, a much lovelier bit of civic architecture. Unlike every other building in Chicago’s loop, the State of Illinois Center is wider than it is tall and it’s, well, here it is…
It doesn’t have that weird crease down the center—that’s just from my two photos pasted together. The exterior of the building is smooth, sloped, and curved. (Click here for a larger image.)
And here’s the inevitable bad public art…
And here’s the interior of the building—a wide, round space. Very… uh… vaginal, this shaft. Or something.
Anyway, Charles? Your thoughts?