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Ludwig C. Hilberseimer

Ludwig C. HilberseimerLudwig C. Hilberseimer was an associate of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Bauhaus who joined Mies at Armour Institute of Technology in 1938 and taught at Illinois Institute of Technology until his death in 1967. The founder and chair of IIT’s Department of City and Regional Planning, Hilberseimer was an advocate of “breathing space” around downtown buildings and is credited with helping change Chicago’s building codes to encourage such space.

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