The George L. Mosse Humanities Building, designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, has been at the corner of Park and University for four decades. Some see it as a classic of the Brutalist style. Many who work and study there consider it an unlivable monstrosity. The Wisconsin State Journal summarized the situation last fall.
Some faculty and staff can't wait to see the building torn down, but it won't happen for at least another 10 years.In another 10 years, the building will have taken on even more of a historical patina. Brutalist buildings are being torn down all over the country. By then, pressure may build to remodel it, rather than tear it down. Will Humanities survive?. I don't know. I do know that, as a photographer I always enjoy shooting there. But I don't have to work there.