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Chicago architect Jeanne Gang wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

Jeanne Gang is known for challenging the aesthetics and technical limits of ordinary building materials; her imagination can be seen at work on North Columbus Drive – in the oscillating concrete of the high-rise Aqua. The Chicago architect was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. The grant comes with $500,000 no-strings-attached. Gang, the principal and founder of Chicago’s Studio Gang and newly-minted "genius," joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss her new status.

Music Button: Brad Goode, "Climbing Out", from the CD Tight Like This, (Delmark)

 

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