The Rockford Mass Transit Building

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The Rockford Mass Transit Building By Carl Miller Student of Architecture SIUC For Jon Davey 10/19/07
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The Rockford Mass Transit Building is an important building to the Rockford community. The building serves as a bus depot that transports citizens of Rockford, Illinois around the city. The building has many important definite functions as a bus terminal but also has other functions as a building and as a monument to set Rockford apart as a city. This building was designed by my grandfather Architect Leonard R Miller and the firm he worked with. He designed this building to accommodate many people, and busses as well as be a service station for the busses. A Bus Station is important to a community because it provides public mass transportation for people in the Rockford area to move from place to place around the city. By definition a bus terminal is a structure where city or intercity busses stop to pick up or drop off passengers, it is larger than a bus stop which is simply a place on the sidewalk where busses can stop (Wikipedia). A bus station serves the purpose of being the place where the city busses go to park and receive maintenance, and also a place where people can be transported from. The Rockford Mass Transit Station is a place that serves these functions. It is a bus terminal that has a large bay for maintenance on the busses, and is a place for them to park. The need for a new bus station arose around nineteen sixty-five when Rockford was becoming a bigger city with industry and manufacturing. The Rockford Mass Transit station was constructed in nineteen seventy and since its completion became an important landmark in the city of Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford mass transit satiation a place important to the city of Rockford because it provides people with an affordable way to get around town. 2
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Winters, Barr, Truit and Miller is the name of the firm that designed the Rockford Mass Transit building. Some characteristics of their architecture include Brutalist architecture and a simple design to fulfill the goals and objectives required by the client. The building is designed in a Brutalist style with little decoration. It is a very simple design, but it serves the function of a large bus station. It is large concrete and painted steel masses. To make the station fulfill the needs of the client, this was to design a building for mass transit busses of Rockford, the designers had to make this station functional for picking up passengers, have a place for passengers to wait with protection from the elements, have a place for busses to receive maintenance work, a place for administration to work and a place for tickets to be sold and business transactions. Rockford is a city in Northern Illinois located on the Rock River in Winnebago
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARC 231 taught by Professor Davey during the Spring '08 term at SIU Carbondale.

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