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As with his other American museums, light and space are Piano’s dominant themes, realised in taut refined structures that fuse craft and technology. A new footbridge links his Modern Wing with Millennium Park, locking the building more intimately into the

Art Institute of Chicago by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Chicago, USA

Renzo Piano’s rational answer to Frank Gehry’sexuberant Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Photography by Nic Lehoux

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