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Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center
71 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago
Illinois

Harry Weese & Associates

Although hailed as an inventive, stylish, post-modern solution to an urban jail, it is difficult for me to enthuse over what is in essence a working panopticon, an example of the potential of architecture to express state control through surveillance and confinement.

 

Christy Rogers, 1998

 

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