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Michael Paul Galvin Tower (Chicago, Ill.)



Originally constructed to house the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), this 20-story tower houses the university's administrative offices, as well as the headquarters of the IIT Research Institute and other Illinois Tech departments or divisions. A variety of mixed-use tenants also lease space in the tower.

The tower was designed by Schmidt, Garden, and Erikson, and constructed in 1963-64. At the time of its construction, it was known as IITRI Tower, then it was renamed IIT Tower in 2002. In 2021, the tower was renamed for Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Chairman Michael P. Galvin.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Campus Architectural and Recognition Review Committee records, 2009-2010

Identifier: 029.03.06
Description of the Collection Materials produced by the Campus Architectural and Recognition Review Committee. Contains the following items:1) Agenda for meeting November 16, 2010 2) Minutes for meeting August 5, 2010 3) memo about bike racks, November 2010 4) letter from ASCE about permanant installment of the Concrete Canoe 5) Tower Signage plan, with architects rendering 6) Metra Station Signange Plan, with map 7) Architectural plans for State Street Village 8) Agenda for meeting August 5, 2010 9)...
Dates: 2009-2010

Corporate Facilities collection, 1990-2010

Identifier: 029.03.02
Description of the Collection

Materials related to buildings and services offered by the university to corporate clients. Folder contains: Office Space at IIT Tower folder, Audio-Visual & Sign Shop Services, pamphlet and postcard for Campus and Conference Centers.

Dates: 1990-2010

Paul V. Galvin Library

35 West 33rd Street | Chicago, IL | 60616