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The Shopping Mall Comes to Chicago: Victor Gruen’s Randhurst Center

 
Upon its completion in 1962, Randhurst was billed as the “largest shopping center under one roof in the world” and was the first fully enclosed shopping center in Chicagoland.  Featuring images rarely seen by the public, this presentation discusses the planning and construction of Randhurst Shopping Center in Northwest suburban Mount Prospect.  The Center’s colorful architect, Victor Gruen, and his theories on shopping center design and urban planning will also be discussed.

 

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Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts.

These talks are also made possible in part by a donation in memory of Myra Gary, Docent Class of 1999.

     

 


 

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