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Slideshow: IIT Main Campus in Bloom
Scarlet tulips emblazon an Illinois Institute of Technology sign on Main Campus.
A sure sign that spring has arrived on Main Campus is evident in the profusion of tulip blooms in beds adorning buildings and walkways. With Commencement held on campus in May, the color lends a celebratory touch. IIT's Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed Main Campus earned the No. 2 spot on
's list of Top 40 Artistic Breakthroughs in Chicago history.
All photos by Bonnie Robinson
A sea of red lines the walkways leading to S. R. Crown Hall, a National Historic Landmark.
Tulips provide a contrast to the metallic sheen of the Exelon Tube "El" tunnel atop The McCormick Tribune Campus Center.
Architecture student projects almost seem to sprout out of the grassy area surrounding S. R. Crown Hall.
A look at the inner world of the tulip
A variety of trees and shrubs in different hues provide a pleasant backdrop to campus art at the entrance to Paul V. Galvin Library.
A grove of young trees outside McCormick Student Village
Accompanied by a reflection of trees, ivy wends it way across the brick and metal surfaces of Siegel Hall.
Still Life with Rock
A student-painted rock seems a natural part of the spring landscape at the east end of Hermann Hall.
Trees frame a view of U.S. Cellular Field and the IIT walkway over the Dan Ryan Expressway.
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