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Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1894/00/00 Adler and Sullivan Architect The 13-story Chicago Stock Exchange, one of Adler and Sullivan's most distinctive commercial structures, is built at 30 North LaSalle St in Chicago, 1893-1894.
1972/04/13 During the demolition of the old Chicago Stock Exchange building, preservationist Richard Nickel is killed while attempting to salvage architectural items when a portion of the structure collapses on him. He is buried in Chicago's Graceland Cemetery.
1977/00/00 John Vinci Architect The Art Institute completes reconstruction of the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room in a new wing of the museum and the monumental entry arch of the Stock Exchange is erected on the museum grounds near the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive.
2009/05/16 Renzo Piano Architect The Art Institute's current Modern Wing opens as the home for the museum's collection of 20C and 21C art. A decade in the making, the 264,000 sq ft building makes the Art Institute the 2nd largest art museum in the United States.

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Particulars for Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing:
Disposition Architectural Remnant
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Area of Significance Engineering
Historic Use Financial Institution
Level of Significance National
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 70000911
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Adler and Sullivan
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering, Art
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1893, 1894
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Business, Financial institution
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function:

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