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This is one of the famed skyscraper dorms at Illinois State University. I'm sure that in its own way, this building is as notable as any ivy-covered hall at Oxford or Yale. Sometimes it seems that American state universities apply "mass production" principles to higher education - and Illinois State is no better and no worse than dozens of similar insitutions from Maine to California.
"The ISU Library"
An austere functionalism rules here - and why not? The only rational purpose of a state university is to produce material benefits - preferably in monetary units - for the rest of society. One certainly would not want to engage in such arcane and elitist ideas as "beauty for beauty's sake." Thus, it is entirely appropriate that a university library should resemble the headquarters of an insurance company - or an obscure government bureaucracy.