Piano Coverage

For the time being*, the architectural spotlight in Chicago is square on Renzo Piano, who's unveiling his final design for the Art Institute Expansion which has its groundbreaking today, and which also sees an exhibition on the design open at the museum today. If that's not enough, news coverage is rampant:

:: Light and Airiness for Art Institute of Chicago's New Wing (New York Times)

:: A talk with the park (Sun-Times)

:: Museum bridge to connect art, popular park (Tribune - Kamin)

Grand transformation at the Art Institute (Tribune)

:: Art Institute to add new wing (Tribune - Kamin, again)

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Click image for Chicago Tribune graphic on the expansion.

*Until Thom Mayne receives the Pritzker Prize at Millennium Park this evening.