Mikoyan Goes Wandering North Campus

Submitted by mikoyan on February 5th, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Haven't been on here a while becase I've been busy with other things but I finally got around to doing a photo project that I've been putting off for a while.  Namely, some photographing of North Campus.  I probably picked the worst day of the year to do this but that only means I'll have to go back when the weather is much nicer.

So pictures of North Campus itself:


And the Lurie Tower



Based on what I saw, it seems like North Campus would be really nice in the spring.


SC Wolverine

February 5th, 2013 at 2:09 PM ^

You left out Bursley!  I was relegated there my freshman year and don't think I ever returned to North Campus after moving down to the main campus.  I was wondering what it looks like these days.


February 5th, 2013 at 2:27 PM ^

I'm on Central Campus mostly (LSI to be exact), but I didn't know there was a statue of Claude Shannon. He is a founder in the field of information theory and has a form of entropy (information entropy, also known as Shannon entropy) named after him.

Sorry for the nerdgasm.


February 5th, 2013 at 2:32 PM ^

The thing you labeled as a sculpture of a Masonic symbol is actually the "Bent". It's the symbol of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honors society.

There is also a Bent on the arch to the EECS building (in your picture) and another on the engineering arch on the Diag.

oriental andrew

February 5th, 2013 at 3:11 PM ^

Anyway, my wife works at the recently-opened Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.  It was a sad day when Children's Memorial (in Lincoln Park) closed, but the new hospital, I must say, is pretty darn amazing.   I never made the connection with the Lurie Tower (the biomed research center was way after my time), so that's really neat.

French West Indian

February 5th, 2013 at 3:16 PM ^

Too bad that you missed the Wave Field by Maya Lin.  I think it would have looked nice in the snow.

Also, I agree with the comment above regarding Bursley.  Can't have North Campus without that.  Music school is a nice building too and I believe that it was the only one designed by Saarinen.


February 5th, 2013 at 5:16 PM ^

That isn't the school of information north building. That building is to the left of the one you took the picture of. The building with the garage door in it is the Gerstacker Building and the tall building behind it is the Engineering Research Building.

The school of information north building does not house the school of information anymore, they have moved down to North Quad on central campus.


February 5th, 2013 at 5:32 PM ^

But you did take a lot of pictures of Lurie so that makes up for it a little bit. Recitals at 2PM weekdays at Lurie and 12PM at Burton! They are free and open to the public--take the elevator up to the bell chamber at Lurie, or up to the eighth floor at Burton and walk up the last flight of steps.