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Between Two Chinatowns

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Source: South Side Weekly

Because of the new library’s location on the triangular block that bisects the new and old Chinatowns, the design does not follow the typical cookie-cutter prototype used by most Chicago public libraries. It is being custom-designed and built by Brian Lee of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP. The rounded shape of the building was chosen in anticipation of the realignment of Wentworth Avenue, another aspect of recent civic efforts to connect New and Old Chinatowns.

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