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word of the week: MULLION

2010 November 3
by Caroline Nye Stevens

MULLION: a vertical member dividing a window or other opening.

Mullions on the McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT, CNS 2010

Notice that the mullions of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center are more than just the glue that holds the windows together. Instead they are also the piers that support the building, and the ornament that helps to visually define the building. One after another they give the building rhythm and make it almost musical.

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