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Architect Renzo Piano Gives a Tour of the Art Institute's New Modern Wing

The long-awaited new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago is making its debut tomorrow. Everything about it is big. It cost $294 million and encompasses a whopping 264,000 square feet. Architect Renzo Piano's open and airy design transcends its space and reaches to encompass the entire skyline as a work of art. Piano toured his new work with architecture critic Ed Keegan.

Music Button: Cavatina Duo, "Acrobats", from the CD Acrobats: Music of David Leisner, (Cedille records) 

Related:
Ed Keegan's 2001 interview with Renzo Piano

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