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Top 10 Things to Do and See at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

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Source: Metropolis

Metropolis will be reporting extensively from the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), which has been titled Make New History and will feature the works by over 140 participants.


Skidmore Owings & Merrill, one of Chicago’s most renowned architectural progeny, has changed the built environment across the globe with dizzyingly high supertalls ranging from the city’s own Willis Tower to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. A special new pop-up exhibition at a warehouse space on the city’s Near West Side examines a different side of the firm’s work at the juncture of engineering, architecture, and art. Mounted in collaboration with Pilsen art gallery and Mana Contemporary, visitors can check out sketches, more than 30 models, and ephemera from artistic collaborations with artists including Pablo Picasso, Janet Echelman, James Turrell and others.

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