• The Thompson Center: A Building Facing Demolition Threat in Chicago

    23 days ago - By Arch Daily

    The Thompson Center designed by Helmut Jahn in 1985 in Chicago, United States. Image © Rainer Viertlböck
    Every city has its odd building. Paris has Centre Pompidou. London -Lloyd's of London. New York -the Guggenheim. Naturally, Chicago , the architectural capital of the world, has one too. Here it is -James R. Thompson Center, named so in honor of four-term Illinois Republican Governor (1977-91) who was brave enough to get it built in 1985. Home to offices of the Illinois state government the building is unlike anything you have ever seen before.
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