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Crown Center

On Saturday, August 27th, the Illinois Institute of Technology unveiled the newly renovated, more beautiful than ever, S.R. Crown Hall. The masterpiece of a building was designed by Mies van der Rohe in the early 1950's and finished construction in 1956. Described by Time Magazine as "the world's most influential, inspiring and astonishing structures" Crown Hall is a breathtaking, free space; intimidating with its jet black, sharp lines, while entirely inviting and open with its gigantic windows. A visit to the IIT campus always feels like a trip into the a perfect future, but never more so than in the newly shiny Crown Hall.

Because we're such fans here - Crown Hall is the spiritual home of our MoOM, The Museum of Online Museums - and to our way of thinking, one of the most important buildings anywhere, we went out for the celebration and shot more photos than where probably needed and brought along the video camera too. Steve put together the short montage above set to the opening of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. Enjoy.