Mies Campus and Footlik Lane

A Piece of History

Regarded as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country, the 120-acre Mies Campus is a living legacy to Modernist master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and a part of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. As the main artery for foot traffic on Mies Campus, Footlik Lane stretches from 31st to 35th streets, and highlights just some of the things that make Illinois Tech unique. Just off the lane is George Segal’s Man on a Bench sculpture, which also doubles as Chicago’s smallest park: Park 474. Mies Campus’ ties to history are apparent throughout, with markers highlighting the work of notable Black pioneers and some of the country’s most important minds who once called Illinois Tech home.