The Thompson Center, AKA The State of Illinois Building in downtown Chicago dazzled me as a child. The desire to learn how such a unique building came to be sparked an interest in architecture that has endured. I have never understood why anyone would not love such a unique building.
As the State has discussed what to do with it, I have held out hope that some way could be figured out to keep the building. Recently, its architect, Helmut Jahn, died unexpectedly. As my favorite all-time architect, his passing has made me decide to get more active in efforts to preserve this world-famous structure. Unsure of where to start, creating this T-Shirt was an easy first step.
When I bought OhBoyIllinois.com, this was my first thought. So, support a building so unique, architecture students around the globe think about Illinois and Chicago when learning about it. Support modern architecture so that it can be studied by future generations. Support the principle of open, transparent government that guided the Thompson Center's design!
Get THIS T-shirt!
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size