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The original Ferris Wheel designed for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Art Institute of Chicago, Loop Until Sunday January 4 2015

The Art Institute's latest exhibit explores Chicago's rich architectural history, enlisting contemporary architects and designers to create installations that demonstrate modern interpretations of the city's distinctive urban qualities. Each of the nine models is accompanied by a manifesto by its creators as well as archival photos from the museum's collections.

Venue name: Art Institute of Chicago
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave

Cross street: at Adams St
Venue phone: 312-443-3600
Website: http://artic.edu/aic
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 10:30am–5pm, Thu 10:30am–8pm, Fri–Sun 10:30am–5pm.
Transport: El stop:Blue,Red to Jackson;Brown,Green,Orange,Pink,Purple (rush hrs)to Adams. Bus:3,4,6,14,26. Train:Elec Main to Millennium Station.
Price: $23; seniors, students and kids 14 and over $17; kids 13 and under free. $5 discount for Chicago residents, Illinois residents $3 off. Thu 5–8pm free for Illinois residents.
Event website: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/chicagoisms
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