06/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tribune Architecture Critic Breaks With Preservationists: Threatened Mies IIT Building 'Utterly Dispensable'

You'd never suspect that a great architect shaped the clunky brick box at the corner of 35th and Federal Streets. But the master of the steel-and-glass box, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, designed this humble brick hut at the southwest edge of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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