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McCormick Tribune Campus Center (Chicago, Ill.)

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Biography

In July 1997, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago announced the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition to select an architect for the building which later became identified as the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (aka, MTCC) on the campus of Illinois Tech. Thirty-nine architects reviewed the initial submissions and chose five teams to submit models. The five finalists were: Peter Eisenman (New York), Zaha Hadid (London), Rem Koolhaas (Rotterdam), Helmut Jahn and Werner Sobek (Chicago and Stuttgart), and Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (Tokyo). The final presentations were held in Feb. 1998, with a public announcement and reception held on Feb. 5, 1998. Jury members who chose the winner were: James Ingo Freed, K. Michael Hayes, Phyllis Lambert, Mark Scogin (chair), Rick Solomon. On selection of the architect - Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (aka, OMA), Netherlands - the McCormick Tribune Foundation announced a $10 million gift to the university (which was matched by the Galvin-Pritzker Challenge Grant) for the construction of the building. An Illinois FIRST $9 million grant for construction of the Exelon Tube (noise buffer around the Chicago CTA Green Line El, i.e., the elevated public transit train, which runs over the Campus Center) was announced by Gov. George Ryan on Dec. 7, 1999. Groundbreaking for MTCC was held in March 9, 2000, and the building was dedicated Sept. 30, 2003.

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Beyond Mies

 Collection
Identifier: 037.08.04
Description of the Collection One VHS tape and one dvd, each of Beyond Mies, a video by Rich Goodman (job # 2260, May 11, 1998) documenting the 1997 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition to select an architect for the building which later became identified as the McCormick Tribune Campus Center on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. The video included comments by Mark Scogin and features commentary/narration by Dirk Lohan about the IIT campus, the winner as "the next Mies," and the...
Dates: 1998

Building Reference files, 1896-2013

 Collection
Identifier: 037.06.01
Scope and Contents The Building Reference Files collection consists of a mix of primary and secondary source material relating to the buildings and campuses of the Illinois Institute of Technology and its predecessor institutions. These files formerly served as "drop files" where archives staff collected clippings, ephemera, and photographs related to the buildings and campus, and as a result, many of the files consist wholly of secondary material (including photocopies and clippings from university...
Dates: 1895-2013

Campus and South Side Development posters, 1989-1999

 Collection
Identifier: 037.06.03
Description of the Collection

Oversize mounted posters used in connection with the campus redevelopment program at Illinois Institute of Technology in the 1990s. Lesser numbers of the posters deal with the development of the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side adjacent to the university's campus, and the university's downtown campus. Posters group into five series: I) Main Campus II) Landscaping III) McCormick Tribune Campus Center IV) Downtown Campus V) Chicago South Side Development

Dates: 1989-1999

Campus photographic slides, 1991-2001

 Collection
Identifier: 039.01.59
Description of the Collection

35 mm color slides with images, usually multiple view of each, with images of campus scenes.

Dates: 1991-2001

Charles Farrell papers, 1994-2003

 Collection
Identifier: 037.08.18
Description of the Collection

This collection is comprised of materials related to McCormick Tribune Campus Center. The items are primarily related to space use and opening events. It includes floor-plan drawings (2000-2003), Hermann Union Building (also known as Hermann Hall) (1994), and Commons building (2002), all on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology.

Dates: 1994-2003

H. Lennart Pearson photographs, 1950-1959

 Collection
Identifier: 037.08.19
Description of the Collection Black and white photographs (3"x3") of Illinois Institute of Technology campus construction sites, including the removal of historical Bronzeville buildings on campus circa 1950-1959. The buildings under construction include Gunsaulus Hall, Carman Hall, Bailey Hall, Cunningham Hall, Fowler Hall, and the dorms which later came to be known as the McCormick Student Village. The buildings being razed include the Masser Hotel and Brown Hall. The collection also includes Student Independent 2:...
Dates: 1950-1959

IIT and McCormick Tribune Campus Center Promotional Souvenirs collection, 2004

 Collection
Identifier: 039.01.35
Description of the Collection

Three souvenir items with IIT themes: 1) Black ceramic coffee mug with Mies van der Rohe image (head image in MTCC icons), 2) Triangular highlighter, with three different color pens, in black case with IIT triangle logo, 3) Clear plastic bag with McCormick Tribune Campus Center logo (icon of three people) in orange.

Dates: 2004

Lohan Master Plan and McCormick Tribune Campus Center posters, 2002

 Collection
Identifier: 037.02.05
Description of the Collection

Two color posters, (21 x 32") depicting early concept drawings of: 1) Lohan Master Plan with landscaping; 2) McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

Dates: 2002

Lohan Master Plan collection, 1996-2003

 Collection
Identifier: 037.02.10
Description of the Collection

Office files from Mies van der Rohe Society related to the Lohan Master Plan and related activities.

Dates: 1996-2003

McCormick Tribune Campus Center and State Street Village media coverage, 2003

 Collection
Identifier: 037.08.10
Description of the Collection Two videos of Chicago television media coverage of the opening of two new buildings on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology, State Street Village (student housing/dormitory; architect Helmut Jahn) on July 22, 2003 and the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (architect Rem Koolhaas), Sept. 30, 2003 as follows: 1) State Street Village video includes: NBC 5 morning program with interview of Donna Robertson; ca. 3 min. ABC 7 5:00 p.m. news; ca. 1 min. WTTW 11 Chicago Tonight show with...
Dates: 2003

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