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University of Illinois at Chicago, University Hall

Address

601 S. Morgan St.

Neighborhood

Near West Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Walter Netsch (SOM), 1965

Website

uic.edu

Description

The 28-story administrative tower is the tallest structure on Chicago's west side. It's also a symbol of architect Walter Netsch’s revolutionary design for UIC's "Circle Campus." At 338 feet tall, the building is 20 feet wider at its top than at its base due to a series of cantilevers giving the appearance of "broad shoulders." The Brutalist icon's exposed reinforced concrete skeleton and narrow recessed windows match classroom buildings across UIC's campus. It contains offices, meeting rooms and a student center. It serves as the seat of the university's administration.

Behind the Scenes

Climb up to the 28th floor to see stunning 360-degree views from the Office of the University Chancellor.