Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, April 2

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This Saturday is the grand re-opening of the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed Crown Hall on the campus of IIT. Restoration of the modernist masterpiece has been completed, and the campus is celebrating with an open house, as well as campus tours, readings, and live music from the M's. ArchitectureChicago Plus has the schedule of events here as well as exhaustive amounts of information about van der Rohe's design of the IIT's campus. And while you're down there, be sure to check out Rem Koolhaas's student center and Helmut Jahn's dormitory-- both fine examples of provocative modern architecture South of the Loop!

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