Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Model for Saving Riverview?

The restoration of Crown Hall, on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, has been suggested as a comparable project for the rehabilitation (and possible eventual restoration) of the Rudolph building on the Riverview campus in Sarasota.

The Crown Hall building was designed by Mies van der Rohe. This building was built in 1956 and over the years has shown it's age in wear, tear and changes. The restoration was completed last year.

An excellent history of the buildong and the story of its restoration can be found here.

Another web site with details about this restoration is the Illinois Institute of Technology site.

The picture below is from the web site describing the restoration:

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