The 21st Show

The Legacy of Helmut Jahn


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Helmut Jahn designed buildings across the U.S. and around the world, but he is best known locally for the technicolor neon tunnel of United Airlines’ Terminal 1 at O’Hare Airport and the soaring glass of the James. R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Helmut Jahn was born in Germany in 1940, arrived in America in 1966, and studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Jahn died this past weekend

To talk more about Jahn and his legacy, The 21st was joined by Dean Kroloff from the Illinois Institute of Technology. 


Reed Kroloff, Dean, Rowe Family College of Architecture Endowed Chair at Illinois Institute of Technology


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