James R. Thompson Center (formerly the State of Illinois Center)--page 1 (of two pages)

Helmut Jahn

This seventeen-story building contains shops, restaurants and office for many state agencies as well as a post office, a rapid transit station serving five train lines, and an art gallery.

The front

The curving front sweeps from one corner of the block to the next. See views of Dubuffet's Monument à la bête debout [Monument with Standing Beast]

Views of the side


The entrance and loggia wrapping around the curved front

See views of the dramatic interior.

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