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    A long ramp connects between Millennium Park and the Modern Wing's upper-floor terrace.
    Photo: Charles G. Young, Interactive Design Eight Architects (IDEA)/ Courtesy Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) Extra Large Image

     

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    The north facade of the Modern Wing's main pavilion is divided into three large bays by thick limestone-clad walls.
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    In this gallery, building services are integral with the narrowly spaced floor joists, suggesting definition while providing considerable spatial flexibility.
    Photo: Dave Jordano/ Courtesy AIC Extra Large Image

     

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    A neutral material palette was used in the Modern Wing gallery spaces.
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    Second-floor plan drawing of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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    Third-floor plan drawing of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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    North-south section drawing of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, looking east.
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    A beautifully rational system of steel joists and purlins supports the louvers atop the Modern Wing.
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    Gallery space with a view of Millennium Park and the Pritzker Pavilion, and downtown Chicago beyond.
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    A steel-and-glass stair, suspended from the ceiling above, hangs adjacent to the Griffin Court foyer, overlooking an interior courtyard behind the Modern Wing's gallery pavilion.
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    Project Credits

    Design Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris, France
    Architect of Record: Interactive Design, Chicago, Illinois
    Engineer of Record: Arup, London, England, United Kingdom
    Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd., Seattle, Washington
    Program Manager: The Rise Group, Chicago, Illinois
    Site Utilities Engineer: Patrick Engineering Inc,, Chicago, Illinois
    Electrical Engineer: Jose de Avila and Associates, Oak Park, Illinois
    General Contractor: Turner Construction, Chicago, Illinois
    Restaurant Design: Dirk Denison Architects, Chicago, Illinois

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