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Get a look inside Malcolm X College during its final days

The former Malcolm X College building was demolished to make way for the new Blackhawks training center

Built in the stark, dark Miesian style that was so popular in Chicago during the ‘60s and ‘70s, the former Malcolm X College building at 1900 West Van Buren Street was demolished earlier this year to make room for the new Blackhawks practice facility. This doesn’t mean that the city college is gone forever, a brand new 500,000-square foot complex designed by CannonDesign has been planted at the Jackson and Damen intersection.

The new two-story, 125,000-square-foot Chicago Blackhawks Community Training Center comes from Chicago architectural firm HOK and will include two regulation size ice rinks, a dedicated loading zone, green roof, 127-spot parking lot, and space reserved for 26 bicycles. The new facility will also be open for community use when it is completed late next year. However, to remember the former Malcolm X College building, we take a look at photos from the Curbed Chicago Flickr pool submitted by urban explorer Nitram242 of the school’s final days.