Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Walter Netsch
1962



Named after Paul V. Galvin, the entrepreneur who founded Mototola Inc., this 92,000 square feet facility has dark glass curtain walls and echoes elements of the more famous Crown Hall by Mies van der Rohe. Plate girders span the roof but are supported by interior columns.




Other buildings on this site by SOM include: Alcoa Building, Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale, Columbus City Hall, Crown Zellerbach Building, Richard Daley Center, Davies Symphony Hall, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Hastings College of Law, Hirshhorn Museum, John Hancock Building, Lever House, Olivetti Building, The Republic (Newspaper) Building, and the Sears Tower.


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