Slideshow: IIT Main Campus in Bloom

Scarlet Glory
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 Chicago Magazine’s list of Top 40 Artistic Breakthroughs in Chicago history.
All photos by Bonnie Robinson
Red Sea
A sea of red lines the walkways leading to S. R. Crown Hall, a National Historic Landmark.
Bright Blooms
Tulips provide a contrast to the metallic sheen of the Exelon Tube “El” tunnel atop The McCormick Tribune Campus Center.
Growing Education
Architecture student projects almost seem to sprout out of the grassy area surrounding S. R. Crown Hall.
Close-Up Moment
A look at the inner world of the tulip
Colorful Foliage
A variety of trees and shrubs in different hues provide a pleasant backdrop to campus art at the entrance to Paul V. Galvin Library.
Young Grove
A grove of young trees outside McCormick Student Village
Climbing Ivy
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.
Summer Bound
Trees frame a view of U.S. Cellular Field and the IIT walkway over the Dan Ryan Expressway.