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Set into the concrete between the flags at Harrison and Halsted is a modest granite plaque from the ground-breaking ceremony held October 17, 1963. It reads: “Just as universities make great cities, a great city makes a great university.” – Honorable Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago.

Tiger tooth designThe chain-linked granite bollards in this location, featuring Walter Netsch’s “tiger tooth” design, lined the exterior walkways and stairwells of the Chicago Circle campus. Today they serve as a memory of our campus architect and the unique physical environment he created.

Tiger tooth design







Harrison-Halsted Neighborhood

Neighborhood Protest