Hyde Park: Object Buildings and Urban Renewal

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In the late 1950s, Hyde Park underwent a radical transformation as the University of Chicago reshaped the neighborhood through a massive urban renewal project. At the same time, the university began its own transformation, expanding beyond its Gothic quadrangles and commissioning buildings by significant modernist architects.

This tour explores the legacy of urban renewal through visits to a pair of midrise towers designed by I.M. Pei and blocks of rowhouses designed by Harry Weese. Other tour highlights include university buildings designed by Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Edward Durrell Stone, Ike Colburn, and Walter Netsch.

This tour starts and ends at IIT Crown Hall. 

Tour leader: Lisa Napoles
Duration: 4 hours
Capacity: 30 people

You must be registered for the Chicago Symposium to sign up for this tour. Guests can add tours during the registration process or later via links found in the registration confirmation email. Individual tickets will be made available to those not registered for the Symposium four weeks prior to the event.